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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Many of the other problems were economic , but all were interrelated . He
needed to combat the rising tide of inflation , provide leadership for the industrial
future of the country , and satisfy increasingly strident political and economic
factions in ...
Although the economy was growing , it was fueled not by internal growth but by
foreign loans , which meant that the generals had figured out how to make
somebody else pay for the improved economy . The presumed euphoria of this ...
If the presidency of Juscelino Kubitschek ( 1956 – 1961 ) oversaw an amazing
period of urban growth , economic development , and cultural diversity ( bossa
nova , painting , sculpture , the influential Concrete poetry movement ,
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