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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Phoenicians began to visit what is today Portugal as early as 1100 B . C . , the
Greeks around 900 B . C . , and the Carthaginians about 535 B . C . In about 200
B . C . , Rome began a slow conquest of the peninsula , eventually naming
that began the campaign to remove President Fernando Collor from office . An
impeachment process was set in motion , and he was obliged to resign in
December of that year . It confirmed that the press had fully recovered its political
Many artists affiliated with early Modernist movements began to paint more
socially conscious works . Amaral ' s Operários ( 1933 ) is a fine example of the
shift from the mythic space of the tropical forest to the grimy factories that were to
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