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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In the 1985 elections the official candidate of the party was so unpopular that the
party itself fell apart , and Brazil elected its first civilian president in over two
decades , Tancredo Neves , former governor of Minas Gerais . AFTER THE ...
One of the founders of the PSDB ( Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira , or
Brazilian Party of Social Democracy ) , Cardoso devised the Plano Real , yet
another in the long line of currency reforms attempted in the past decades , but
Although originally modeled on American variety shows , they have developed
their own distinct characteristics over the decades . They are a peculiar mixture of
games involving members of the public , news items , interviews , and all kinds of
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