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 VARGAS REGIME , 1930 – 1945 Brazil was still a monoculture with most of
its wealth based on the production of coffee . The textile industry was expanding
rapidly , but with labor practices which might have been borrowed from a ...
The burning of vast quantities of coffee kept the internal market going , but since
the foreign exchange lost in this process , which translated into reduced capacity
to import finished goods , many light industries also sprang up in this period .
Breakfast and supper are lighter meals that may include fruit and cheese , but
usually are as simple as coffee with milk and fresh bread . Families with children
typically have a snack after school because supper comes late in the day .
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