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 1548 , João III bought back the captaincy in Bahia , and in 1549 the first crown
expedition was sent to Bahia to establish the Captaincy General of Bahia , an
enterprise of the Portuguese crown . The expedition , with over 1 , 000 men , was
At the time of the invasion João was regent of Portugal due to the mental
condition of the real monarch , Maria I . A somewhat indecisive person , he
waited until literally the last moment to put his retainers aboard ships as the
See also slums Federação Espírita Brasileira , 76 feijoada , 84 feitorias , 36
Fernandes , Millor , 100 Ferreira , João , 79 Ferreira , Lívio , 129 festas juninas ,
92 Festival of Brazilian Popular Music , 110 festivals , popular , 92 – 94 fiction ...
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