ISBN-10: 0374280495

ISBN-13: 9780374280499

A sweeping and soaking up biography of Brazil, from the 16th century to the present

For many american citizens, Brazil is a land of contradictions: gigantic normal assets and entrenched corruption; notable wealth and grinding poverty; appealing shorelines and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a bright position within the American mind's eye, and but it is still principally unknown.

In a rare trip that spans years, from ecu colonization to the 2016 summer time Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling’s Brazil bargains a wealthy, dramatic background of this advanced nation. The authors not just reconstruct the epic tale of the country yet persist with the transferring byways of meals, artwork, and pop culture; the plights of minorities; and the ups and downs of financial cycles. Drawing on various unique scholarship in background, anthropology, political technology, and economics, Schwarcz and Starling display an extended technique of unfinished social, political, and fiscal growth and fight, a narrative within which the stricken legacy of the blending of races and postcolonial political disorder persist to this day.

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