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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Vargas was an exception to the model because there have been so many Latin
American dictators whose regimes ... and more notably the impatience of the
army with all these politicians , coincided to make the change to a new regime an
The Vargas regime was one of somewhat dubious legitimacy — he was first head
of a provisional government , then president elected not by popular vote but by
the Congress , and in 1937 he simply seized power . Despite the marginality of ...
... as a political instrument , the government took an increasing interest in
broadcasting in the 1930s . At the same time as it sought to provide radio with
secure sources of finance through commercialization , the Vargas regime also
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