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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Many associate Carnival with Rio de Janeiro thanks to the considerable amount
of publicity , including glossy photos of nearly naked women , that encourage
international tourists to participate in the city ' s celebration . Carnival began to ...
... of Napoleon , and established itself in Brazil , and the royal printing house was
set up in Rio de Janeiro soon afterwards . It produced the first newspaper to be
printed in Brazil , called the Gazeta do Rio de Janeiro ( Rio de Janeiro Gazette ) .
... 95 ; O Cruzeiro , 98 – 99 ; Diário Carioca , 98 ; Diário de Pernambuco , 96 ;
Diários Associados , 98 ; O Estado de Minas , 101 ; O Es - tado de São Paulo , 97
, 101 ; Folha de São Paulo , 97 , 98 , 101 ; Gazeta do Rio de Janeiro , 95 ; O
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