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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Some notable examples are the mulattoes Machado de Assis , probably the best
novelist in the Americas in the nineteenth ... Another good example is Xuxa (
SHOO - sha ) , the blonde marketing phenomenon of Brazilian television , a kind
The changing financial circumstances forced commercial radio networks to
review the nature of the programs they provided , seeking to capture more young
listeners , for example , by modifying the type of music played and the style of ...
The best example is probably Álvares de Azevedo ( 1831 – 1852 ) , dubbed by
critics “ the Brazilian Byron . ” His poetry contrasts with that of Gonçalves Dias first
because of an almost complete lack of Brazilian nature as a theme , but also ...
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