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 print media became a viable business that attracted the interest of
entrepreneurs . The major Brazilian newspapers of today emerged in this period .
One of them , O Estado de São Paulo ( The State of São Paulo ) , which was
It became another branch of the huge media conglomerate being built by
Roberto Marinho ( 1904 – 1998 ) , the most powerful figure in the history of the
Brazilian media . Several years before , Marinho had signed an agreement with
the U . S ...
Brazilian art became a kind of satellite of French art , and many new modes and
schools were adopted without any developmental coherence . In architecture , “
neos ” predominated , including neoFlorentine , neo - Renaissance , neo ...
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