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Culture and Customs of Brazil

Culture and Customs of Brazil

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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, 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.

Author: Jon S. Vincent, George Woodyard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 06/30/2003
Pages: 216
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.01lbs
Size: 9.48h x 6.42w x 0.83d
ISBN: 9780313304958

Review Citation(s):
Multicultural Review 03/01/2004 pg. 19
American Reference Bks Annual 01/01/2004 pg. 53

About 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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