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.
Results 1-3 of 42
This is the so - called “ polygon of drought , ” where the annual rainfall rarely
exceeds 20 inches and in parts of which it may not rain at all for extended periods
. The term sertão in Portuguese is actually a kind of generic term for any remote
That race remains an important issue in Brazil is further upheld by the existence
of a magazine called Raça Brasil ( “ Race ( in ) Brazil , ” subtitled “ the magazine
of Brazilian blacks ” ) , which began publication in the late 1980s . Racism is ...
One of the few things of interest was a commercially viable dyewood called pau -
brasil or brazilwood , so called because it produced a brilliant red dye the color of
a glowing ember ( brasa ) . In less than a decade the Island of the Holy Cross ...
What people are saying - Write a review
Print Media and Broadcasting
3 other sections not shown