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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Sadly , now American institutions of higher education enroll a bit over 1 % of the
number of students of Portuguese as study Spanish , and even students in Italian
, German , Japanese , and Hebrew outnumber students of Portuguese by large ...
The Spanish had been at war with the Netherlands off and on for a number of
years , and Philip finally decided to close Spain and Portugal to commerce to
protect his economic interests . In retaliation , the Dutch first founded a Dutch East
the Portuguese finally ceded the outpost to the Spanish in 1777 , the year in
which José died . Pombal also abolished the state of Maranhão , creating a
single state of Brazil , a united Portuguese colony in the New World . After
Pombal there ...
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