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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In the early part of the twentieth century Porto Alegre became the southern
terminus for new roads and highways and in 1920 authorities finally authorized a
major dredging operation in the port to compensate for the loss of shipping to
Until the middle of the twentieth century Brazil ' s export economy was principally
one of unfinished goods ( mainly sugar , coffee , and cacao ) , but by 1990
finished goods ( automobiles , appliances , arms ) and services were worth over
Glauber Rocha in “ An Aesthetic of Hunger , ” 19651 FILM AND SOCIETY
CINEMA IS A hybrid medium of the twentieth century that combines features of
the narrative , theater , photography , and painting ( or pictorial representation ) .
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