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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have made every attempt to ascertain that the factual content of this book is as
accurate as possible . I have been fortunate to have lived and worked in Brazil ,
and I am thus sufficiently conversant with the language and culture to be able to ...
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regain control of Recife , but several inconclusive sea battles and the perversity
of the prevailing winds thwarted their attempts . The Dutch would remain in
Recife for ...
The film narrates the hapless attempts of an ignorant , slovenly , backwoods girl
to fit into modern urban São Paulo . ... to the confiscation by the Collor regime of
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