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 most populous captaincies , in order , were Minas Gerais , Bahia ,
Pernambuco , Rio de Janeiro , and São Paulo , and the great bulk of the
population lived in a fairly narrow strip of land on the coast . The great expansion
into the interior ...
In November of 1825 the Diário de Pernambuco ( The Pernambuco Daily ) was
founded in Recife , and , still being published today , it proudly claims to be the
oldest paper still in circulation in Latin America . In the mid - nineteenth century
Dias designed the Jesuit school and one of the principal churches in Olinda (
Pernambuco ) ; the Jesuit school in Rio de Janeiro ; and the Jesuit school church
in Salvador , today the cathedral . Most architects in early Brazil were , however ...
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