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Brazilian Mosaic Portraits of a Diverse People and Culture

ISBN-10: 0842024921
ISBN-13: 9780842024921
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Description: This selection of excerpts and essays delineates Brazilian culture as exemplified by its people. Two pieces that provide a general overview of Brazilian peoples are followed by four chronological sections, each of which is preceded by a historical  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.00
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This selection of excerpts and essays delineates Brazilian culture as exemplified by its people. Two pieces that provide a general overview of Brazilian peoples are followed by four chronological sections, each of which is preceded by a historical sketch of the period under examination.

Hasia R. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judiac Studies at New York University. She has taught American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and at Johns Hopkins.

Introduction
The Brazilian People: Products of Their Past
Altruistic, Sentimental, and Generous
A Wealth of Incalculable Spiritual Attributes
The Colonial Era (1500-1822): A Patriarchal and Hierarchical Society
Essay on Sadness
The Brazilian El Dorado
Circumventing Legal but Unrealistic Obligations
The Portuguese Heritage: Adaptability
The Empire (1822-1889): No Real Rupture with the Past
Jose Dias: Cultural Symbol
A Master-Slave Relationship
The Depraved Man
Self-Interest, Carried to Excess
An Extremely Lively Imagination
A Worthy Subject for a Popular History
Long-Standing Differences of Color, Position, and Wealth
This Universal Love of Trade
Lighthearted, Quick-Witted, Communicative, and Hospitable
The Education of Men and Women
The Evils of Slavery
The Republic (1889-1964): Movement toward Modernization
New World in the Tropics
The "Whitening" Ideal
The Man of the Backlands
A Mutual Accommodation from Highest to Humblest
Affable, Solicitous, and Articulate
Liveliness of Spirit
The Cordial Man
A Passion for the Lottery
Courtesy Mixed with Distrust
The Quiet, Simple, Self-Reliant Caboclo
Subjective, Unpredictable, and Capricious
In the Backlands, Dreaming of the City
The Usual Moderation
Find a Way Around
The Military Period and After (1964-Present): Another Boom-and-Bust Cycle
Do You Know Who You're Talking To?!
Bypassing the System
A Most Personal People
The Persistent Patronage System
The Social Functions of Futebol
An Obsession with Whiteness and Blackness
Brazil in the World
Three Sad Races
Behaving Brazilian
The Patrimonial State
Living Avidly in the Present
Vera: A Woman Speaks
The Everyday Violence of Life
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