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 same year João responded to his insistent government and returned to
Portugal , leaving his son Pedro in charge of Brazil . In Portugal the ancient
legislative body called the Cortes was reconvened after a liberal revolt against
Pedro faced severe problems during his reign , not the least of which were two
rebellions , one in Pernambuco and one in the Cisplatine . The first was put down
with the aid of the British Admiral Cochran , who had also played an important ...
Several groups pressured to have Pedro ' s majority declared , presumably on
the assumption that those who supported the move would somehow eventually
benefit from it , and in 1840 he was declared an adult and ascended the throne .
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