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 third was an apparently apolitical event called the “ Semana de Arte
Moderna ” ( Modern Art Week ) , a kind of multimedia “ happening ” that took
place in São Paulo in February . The esthetic and philosophical roots of this
event are in the ...
The year 1922 was a date of great significance in Brazil : It marked the centennial
year of independence , the founding of the Brazilian Communist Party , the
Copacabana Revolt , and Modern Art Week , all of which were watershed social ...
The only esthetic norm was to make things " modern , ” which led to such
perversions as the plastering over and painting of many old sculpted stone
façades . MODERNISM AND BEYOND In the early twentieth century there were
two important ...
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