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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AFTER VARGAS , 1954 – 1964 A vice president and an acting president
completed the term of office , and in 1955 the former governor of the state of
Minas Gerais , Juscelino Kubitschek , was elected . Had it not been for a
preemptive military ...
istration to deal with the increasing social problems , the next president was one
whose principal platform was a quirky kind of anti - government populism . Jânio
Quadros was one of the least orthodox politicians in modern history . Nominated
During his regime the Second and Third Institutional Acts were also passed ,
dissolving all political parties , making elections of the president , vice president ,
governors , and mayors indirect . To replace the parties , the government created
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