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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The city seemed to be well - enough defended , as it had several imposing forts
amply armed with cannon , but the Portuguese had miscalculated the range of
their artillery , and the Dutch took the city without much difficulty by simply landing
The third was an apparently apolitical event called the “ Semana de Arte
Moderna ” ( Modern Art Week ) , a kind of multimedia “ happening ” that took
place in São Paulo in February . The esthetic and philosophical roots of this
event are in the ...
Minas was not the only area of Brazil affected by the shift of power and influence
to the South . The first great transformation of Rio de Janeiro also took place
during this period , largely under the direction of Valentim Fonseca e Silva ( 1750
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