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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The Portuguese quickly learned the need for an expanded labor force . In the
Iberian tradition , they were reluctant to do manual labor themselves and had
always managed to conscript others into doing the work for them . But the Indians
zilian culture were labor and immigration . The economic viability of slavery had
been undermined by the elimination of the commerce in humans in 1850 . Slaves
who served in the military during the Paraguayan War were automatically freed ...
Although not really a champion of labor , he created a new Ministry of Labor out
of part of the former Ministry of Agriculture and was at least partly responsible for
the creation of labor unions he then used as political support . But he also made ...
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