Culture and Customs of Brazil
Race, religion, language, culture, and national character are full of contradictions. Brazil, the largest country in South America, embodies so much paradox that it defies neat description. This book will help students and general readers dispel stereotypes of Brazil and begin to understand what country's bigness means in terms of its land, people, history, society, and cultural expressions.
This is the only authoritative yet accessible volume on Brazil that surveys a wide range of important topics, from geography, to social customs, art, architecture, and more. Highlights include discussions of the fluid definitions of race, rituals of candomble, the importance of extended family networks, beach culture, and soccer madness. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.
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The results were probably mixed for Portugal , but truly momentous for Brazil .
One reason that the transfer of the monarchy to the colony had such impact was
that part of Portuguese colonial policy had been to keep Brazil quite literally in a ...
( In Brazil the equivalent of the Spanish term cacique , which refers to these
regional strongmen , is coronel , which alludes to the real or assumed rank of a
local politico in the local militia . ) Brazil ' s first important labor legislation was
Jewish population in Brazil is found either in the larger urban centers or in Rio
Grande do Sul , home of one of Brazil ' s most prominent Jewish writers of fiction ,
Moacyr Scliar ( b . 1937 ) . Jews have suffered some anti - Semitism , but it seems
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