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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Cariocas , the natives of Rio , for example , are thought to be carefree to the point
of indolence , at least by residents of São Paulo , the paulistas , themselves
considered by cariocas to be industrious to the point of boredom . Mineiros ,
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 ...
He nevertheless made little secret of his desire for revenge against those who
had ousted him . But he faced a whole series of problems he had never had to
deal with before , not the least of which was the fact that he had to operate within
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