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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Principally a commercial center , it began rapid growth in the nineteenth century
with the arrival of large numbers of immigrants , notably from Germany , and with
the Germans came a new industry , beer production . Consistent with the country
Glauber Rocha in “ An Aesthetic of Hunger , ” 19651 FILM AND SOCIETY
CINEMA IS A hybrid medium of the twentieth century that combines features of
the narrative , theater , photography , and painting ( or pictorial representation ) .
Only late in the century were there stone buildings , and many of these were
constructed in Portugal and brought piece by piece to Brazil , a kind of build - by -
numbers system , and one which indicates the purely European character of ...
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