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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Another good example is Xuxa ( SHOO - sha ) , the blonde marketing
phenomenon of Brazilian television , a kind of grotesque combination of
Madonna and a female version of Mr . Rogers . Brazilians will at times admit to
their racist attitudes ...
... 161 two misfits , 147 – 50 Meneghel , Maria da Graça ( Xuxa ) , 113 – Lobato ,
Monteiro , 145 14 Lopes Neto , Simões , 146 Mercedarians , 43 Lula ( Luís Inácio
da Silva ) , 68 messianism : in Black God , White Devil 123 ; movement , 40 , 53 ...
... Terra Nostra , 112 ; TV na Taba , 106 ; Xou de Xuxa , 113 tenentes , 54 terreiro
, 75 – 76 textile industry , 54 time , importance of , 83 “ Toothpuller , ” 46
Tordesillas , treaty of , 35 , 40 Tordesillas Line , 46 , 78 Torres , Fernanda , 128
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