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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COU Discrimination without Segregation Brazilian society is far from achieving
the ideal of a “ racial democracy , ” the term itself ringing somewhat false in a
society so pervaded by inequalities , and it is also short of the truth to attribute
The pervasiveness of racial and ethnic prejudice in Brazil has produced a society
in which the upper classes are the whitest and the lower classes are the darkest .
This is not an absolute rule — Brazil has no caste system . But neither is it an ...
Brazil was also still very much a patriarchal society , and although the crops were
changing , the economics were not . It was still an agrarian society , with a
minuscule planter class earning the bulk of the money and a mass of landless ...
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