The Brazilians

The Brazilians

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
"Introduction to Brazil by a law professor who has been an engaged visitor since the 1960s. Themes of race, political power, violence, environment, religious diversity, and popular culture are made accessible through biographical profiles. Balances exuberance and indignation better than most recent introductions, but at a length that may exhaust the general reader. See Levine's work (item #bi 00006099#) or Eakin's (item #bi 00006100#) for more succinct introductory studies"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.http://www.loc.gov/hlas/Drawing on personal experience, the author examines the lives of the Brazilian people, the stereotypes of Brazilian culture, and the stark contrasts between rich and poor

Blackwell North Amer
Joseph Page, author of the bestselling Peron, skillfully paints the definitive portrait of Brazil, its history, people, and culture. The fifth largest nation geographically, and sixth in terms of population, Brazil once had one of the strongest market economies in the world. Now, our southern neighbor - the second largest democracy in the Western hemisphere - is struggling to emerge from a deep economic and social crisis, the latest and deepest nosedive in a giddy roller-coaster ride that Brazilians have experienced over the past three decades. Page examines Brazil with an emphasis on the context of this current crisis, and the events leading up to it. In so doing, he reveals the unique character of the Brazilian people and how this character has brought Brazil to where it is today - teetering on the verge of joining the First World, or plunging into unprecedented environmental calamity and social upheaval.

Baker
& Taylor

A unique study of the Brazilian national character explores the many paradoxes of Brazilian society, contrasting the natives' kindness with the violence of their cities, the large-scale poverty and the luxury of the rich, and other disparities.

Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1995
ISBN: 9780201409130
0201409135
Branch Call Number: 981.06 PAG
Characteristics: xix, 540 p. ; ill, map. 24 cm

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