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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Dutra , once a Vargas supporter , was elected . Vargas himself was elected
senator in two states and congressman in six . The 1945 election was the most
open election to date in modern Brazilian history . Not only were previously
We will probably never know what motivated Vargas to run in the 1950 election ,
but unquestionably one of the appeals ... which , though still nascent , would
contribute to making his only term as a popularly elected president a tightrope act
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 ...
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