Culture and Customs of Brazil
Jon S. Vincent
Publisher: GreenwoodFormat: Hardcover
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 should help students and general readers dispel stereotypes of Brazil and begin to understand what the country's “bigness” means in terms of its land, people, history, society, and cultural expressions. This authoritative yet accessible volume on Brazil 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.
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