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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This outpost changed hands numerous times , and the Spanish finally
established a fort at Montevideo to ensure control of the region . In a kind of
territorial ping - pong , the Portuguese erected other forts , establishing outposts
at Rio Grande ...
Automobiles and streetcars were introduced , and a massive sanitation campaign
finally made the beautiful city of Rio livable at last . Brazil also arbitrated its
boundaries with its neighbors during this period , which finally brought to an end
The self - proclaimed “ king ” made lavish promises about the new kingdom and
finally convinced his followers that the only way to guarantee its appearance was
through sacrifice . Thirty children , twenty - three adults , and fourteen dogs were
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