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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Perhaps one of the most important things he did for the long run of the Brazilian
economy was to initiate national programs for development rather than leaving
everything in the control of foreign enterprises . One of the most important of
... ( or former colony ) to formulate an ideology that accounted for foreign cultural
influences but provided a mechanism for originality : digesting the foreign , as the
Tupi - Guarani Indians had done to the Portuguese and French colonizers .
He produced and directed two good films ( Exposure , 1991 - A Grande Arte , and
A Foreign Land , 1995 — Terra Estrangeira ) , and two superb films , Central
Station ( 1998 — Central do Brasil ) and Behind the Sun ( 2001 — Broken April ) .
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