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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In that year the Jesuits were given permission to enter the Amazon Basin , and
they alternated control of the region with ... The Jesuit strategy in this mission field
was to catechize the Indians by bringing them into villages , which they did with ...
The expulsion of the Jesuits also brought some unexpected consequences ,
because the Jesuits were largely responsible for most of the education that went
on in Brazil , and their departure left many schools without teachers . A fair
number of ...
Didactic Works The major didactic works were all produced by Jesuits , six of
whom landed with Tomé de Souza in 1549 . The Jesuits were responsible for
most of the education that took place in the colony until their expulsion in 1759 .
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