Culture And Customs Of Brazil by Jon S. VincentCulture And Customs Of Brazil by Jon S. Vincent

Culture And Customs Of Brazil

byJon S. Vincent

Hardcover | June 30, 2003

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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.
Title:Culture And Customs Of BrazilFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.48 × 6.42 × 0.83 inPublished:June 30, 2003Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0313304955

ISBN - 13:9780313304958

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?If you need popularly written anaysis of Brazil, this will fit into your high school world studies assignments....This reference will provide students with additional discussions beyond the encyclopedia and will be a good source to check basic information. It fits well with high school world studies assignments as they learn about this continent.?-Gale Reference for Students