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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If they could use the classics or fiction for names , why not other sources . The
end result is that although there exists in theory a system for surnames in Brazil ,
it is almost universally ignored , and given names can be gleaned from virtually
The result was that Brazilian fiction for the first time had as a central
preoccupation representatives of the national reality , expressed in a language
for the first time “ incorrect ” because it reflected some of the real differences
One reason for its vigor is economicsince it is difficult and expensive to publish
books in Brazil , writers often try short fiction ( published in newspapers ) as a
way of earning both some money and a reputation . An early master of the genre
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