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 Paraná is part of the Plate drainage , itself the world ' s sixth largest river .
This region is dominated by the central plateau , which ranges in altitude from
about 650 feet to around 3 , 000 feet . The northern portion is part of the Amazon
Music and comedy have always been essential ingredients of the extravagant
and ever - popular variety shows that have long dominated weekend
programming on Brazilian television . Although originally modeled on American
variety shows ...
Beto Rockfeller launched a new era for the Brazilian telenovela , but it would be
dominated by TV Globo . ... Successful telenovelas became an essential part of
Globo ' s dominant position over its PRINT MEDIA AND BROADCASTING 111.
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