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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Throughout his administration he played the same kind of precarious political
ping - pong with other constituents . Although not really a champion of labor , he
created a new Ministry of Labor out of part of the former Ministry of Agriculture
Perhaps more serious was the emergence of new sectors of political power ,
which , though still nascent , would contribute to making his only term as a
popularly elected president a tightrope act easily the equal of his previous
Given that direct political criticism was close to impossible , humorists had a
major role to play in the dissemination of alternative ideas . By far the most
significant of these publications was o Pasquim ( The Rag ) , which first appeared
in 1969 .
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