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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else , so it is a good idea to know something about Brazilian gestures . Some
think that the Brazilian fondness for gestures is a result of the Italian influence on
Brazilian culture , since our stereotype is that Italians alone use gestures
It confirmed that the press had fully recovered its political and social influence
within the country . Newspaper sales grew appreciably in the 1990s , and the
same is true for magazines , with the appearance of a growing number of new
Their influence is so great that they are frequently interviewed in the daily press
and asked to give their opinions on the current status of Brazilian diplomacy or
the latest controversial bill before Congress , a situation which in the United
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