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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It included some notable innovations , such as the chronicles of daily urban life
written by well - known writers like Ruben Braga and Fernando Sabino . Equally
popular were the satirical studies of Brazilian political and social life written by ...
Gonçalves Dias is the author of the immortal “ Canção do Exílio ” ( Song of Exile )
, a lyric poem known by heart by every Brazilian schoolchild and a milestone so
important in Brazilian literature that it has been rewritten , put into song , and ...
Most importantly , Castro Alves was known as the poet of Brazilian abolition ,
largely because of the immense popularity of his poem “ O navio negreiro ” (
Slave ship ) , published in 1868 . A dramatic and pictorial work , the poem was
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