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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This influential group recognized that the chanchada had developed into a
legitimate Brazilian form , but wanted to elevate Brazilian production to the same
level of sophistication as the imports . Vera Cruz contracted foreign technicians
Glossary Aldeias Amigos Autos Bairro Bandeirantes Blocos Branco fino
Caboclos Cafuso Candomblé Cangaço Capitania Cariocas Cassação
Chafarizes Chanchada Colegas Creole Degredados villages friends short
religious plays ...
... geography , 7 ; population , 7 ; vegetation , 7 Chacrinha , 109 chafarizes , 170
– 171 chanchada , 120 – 21 , 124 Chateaubriand , Francisco de Assis , 103 , 106
135 campinas , 8 campos , 3 candomblé , 74 – 76 , 80 , 178 candomblé caboclo
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