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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As a result , urbanization in Brazil is deceptive , because large segments of the
new urban population may actually be marginalized from the money economy
and may lead lives which are not in a meaningful way different from what they ...
One of the most prosperous cities in Brazil , it is also known as a pioneer in urban
renewal , with innovative transport systems , recycling plans , and urban renewal
projects . It is probably unwise to draw too many conclusions about Brazilian ...
The creation of this new class of privilege has been accompanied by the growth
of a new urban lower class and by changes in the old rural lower class . The new
urban lower class is really more than one class , because it includes the real ...
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