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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It diverted attention from the increasing social problems of Brazil , notably the
worsening distribution of wealth , and the agrarian problem , about which his
administration had almost no visible policy . Some of the other problems that
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
This problem was exacerbated by the complete fragmentation of the political left ,
with his own brother - in - law Leonel Brizola , governor of Rio ... He also faced
major problems with the economy , now plagued by hyperinflation and debt .
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