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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His other major problem area was the southern frontier , where another regional
separatist movement was under way . With the Spanish government in chaos due
to a rebellion and the outbreak of independence movements in the American ...
Much of the turmoil resulted from conflicts between the branches of the military
itself , although at least one clearly separatist movement also took place . The first
civilian president was seated in 1894 , and Brazil entered a prolonged period of ...
A neoPentecostal movement , it emphasizes exorcism and cures and claims that
success and happiness are attainable on earth . The notion that happiness is
attainable in this life is certainly one of the strong appeals of many Protestant ...
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