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 was the fifth country in the world to have television and ranks fifth in the world in
the number of VCRs its citizens own . It is fourth among beer - producing
countries , sixth in iron production , tenth in salt production , second in sugar
planted the first sugar cane in Brazil , which would become the basis of the next
economic cycle . The Portuguese , who had planted sugar in the Madeiras as
early as the 1420s , were among the few Europeans who had learned the ...
... to the kitchens of other eateries in the nation ' s largest cities . Feijoada is a
weekend meal that lends itself to companionship . Traditionally , it must be
accompanied with beer or a caipirinha , a concoction of lime , sugar , and
cachaça ( sugar ...
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