Culture And Customs Of Brazil

Culture And Customs Of Brazil

by Jon Vincent
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313304958
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

JON S. VINCENT was a Professor of Portuguese in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

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