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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... as we will see in the section on jeitinho . The world of social relations divides
into private and public spaces , categories that surpass the common distinction
made in the United States , according to Brazilian anthropologist Roberto
JEITINHO Jeitinho is an adaptation for coping with society . It means a way or
knack of getting something done and its frequent use in Portuguese suggests that
on the one hand , life in Brazil is full of obstacles that must be overcome , while
Desquite legal separation that prohibited marriage Fantasias costumes for
Carnival Favelas slums Feitorias trading post Jeitinho way or knack of getting
something done Malocas longhouses of the upper Xingu Mameluco white /
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