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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Such programs made their presenters national celebrities ; launched the careers
of many musicians , actors , and comedians ; and created the first national idols
of popular song , such as Francisco Alves and Carmen Miranda . Stations ...
The most important news program in the history of Brazilian radio was
undoubtedly Repórter Esso , on Rádio Nacional . ... agency created a program
on behalf of a large multinational company , produced many popular programs
on Brazilian ...
As far as the production of programs was concerned , the introduction of
videotape in 1962 was the most important innovation of the period . It meant that
programs of all types could be recorded and edited , leading to a dramatic
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