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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COU Discrimination without Segregation Brazilian society is far from achieving
the ideal of a “ racial democracy , ” the term itself ringing somewhat false in a
society so pervaded by inequalities , and it is also short of the truth to attribute
For Brazil , the principal immediate outcome was what appeared to be a final
equilibrium on its southern border . In the long ... The enormous income disparity
that existed in the Second Empire is still a salient characteristic of Brazilian
At the same time , however , other writers were already creating soaps dealing
with distinctly Brazilian social realities . Typically , a Brazilian soap opera ... It also
explored important aspects of Brazilian society . Beto , the protagonist , is set on ...
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