The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics

The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics

by Robert M. Levine
     
 

An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary resources never before published in English.See more details below

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An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary resources never before published in English.

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“A stellar collection of texts on Brazilian history and contemporary life. No ordinary reader, this volume goes below the surface to introduce an American audience to Brazil’s complexities and diversity.” - Foreign Affairs

“Duke University Press has just brought out . . . the closest thing to a voyage around ‘the great green elbow’ that one of its novelists called his rich and varied country. The book shimmers with every type of essay, historiography, and literary tidbit.” - Rain City Review

“Whether ingested in short sips or long draughts, The Brazil Reader has an accumulative weight, breadth, and durability. . . . [I]t’s a book that offers an intelligent and up-to-date survey of a vital and vibrant country. It’s hard to imagine how we were able to get along without it.” - Bondo Wyszpolski, Brazzil

The Brazil Reader is simply indispensable. . . .” - Julio César Pino, Hispanic American Historical Review

The Reader cannot fail to impress. . . . The specialist, the activist, the artist and the anonymous all find a space in The Brazil Reader, creating what the editors describe as a ‘balance of voices.’ In summary, for the well-heeled scholar or the curious undergraduate The Brazil Reader will present possibilities, challenges and thought-provoking reading.” - Jane-Marie Collins, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

“What gives The Brazil Reader its special cachet is freshness, sensitivity, and empathy in its diversity of perspectives on twentieth-century Brazil, from the top down, from the bottom up, and from somewhere in the middle.”—Stanley J. Stein, Princeton University

“A worthy successor to the pioneering Peru Reader, this volume provides a comprehensive guide to Brazil’s history and culture from the Portuguese colonial past to the postmodern present. Defty crossing disciplines and integrating elite and popular realms, The Brazil Reader is certain to please both the serious student and the general reader.”—Gil Joseph, Yale University

Julio César Pino
The Brazil Reader is simply indispensable. . . .”
Jane-Marie Collins
The Reader cannot fail to impress. . . . The specialist, the activist, the artist and the anonymous all find a space in The Brazil Reader, creating what the editors describe as a ‘balance of voices.’ In summary, for the well-heeled scholar or the curious undergraduate The Brazil Reader will present possibilities, challenges and thought-provoking reading.”
Rain City Review
“Duke University Press has just brought out . . . the closest thing to a voyage around ‘the great green elbow’ that one of its novelists called his rich and varied country. The book shimmers with every type of essay, historiography, and literary tidbit.”
Bondo Wyszpolski
“Whether ingested in short sips or long draughts, The Brazil Reader has an accumulative weight, breadth, and durability. . . . [I]t’s a book that offers an intelligent and up-to-date survey of a vital and vibrant country. It’s hard to imagine how we were able to get along without it.”
Foreign Affairs
“A stellar collection of texts on Brazilian history and contemporary life. No ordinary reader, this volume goes below the surface to introduce an American audience to Brazil’s complexities and diversity.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822322580
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
The Latin America Readers Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.80(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

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