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  • World Heritage Site Olinda in Brazilby P. Meurs; L.G.W. Verhoef

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 87.00

    How can a World Heritage city develop within the periphery of a Brazilian metropolis? This is the challenge for Olinda, near Recife. It is one of the first cities in Brazil, founded in 1535, and contains large historic monuments, such as convents. The location of Olinda on a hill next to the Atlantic Ocean, makes up a beautiful townscape, in particular... more...

  • Blackness Without Ethnicityby Livio Sansone

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 39.00

    Blackness Without Ethnicity draws on fifteen years of his research in Bahia, Rio Suriname, and Amsterdam. Sansone uses his findings to explore the very different ways that race and ethnicity are constructed in Brazil and the rest of Latin America. He compares these Latin American conceptions of race to dominate notions of race that are defined by... more...

  • The Sorcery of Colorby Elisa Larkin Nascimento

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 33.95

    Originally published in 2003 in Portuguese,  The Sorcery of Color  argues that there are longstanding and deeply-rooted relationships between racial and gender inequalities in Brazil. In this pioneering book, Elisa Larkin Nascimento examines the social and cultural movements that have attempted, since the early twentieth century, to challenge... more...

  • Another Arabesqueby John Tofik Karam

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Offering a novel approach to the study of ethnicity in the neoliberal market, Another Arabesque is the first full-length book in English to focus on the estimated seven million Arabs in Brazil. With insights gained from interviews and fieldwork, John Tofik Karam examines how Brazilians of Syrian-Lebanese descent have gained greater visibility and... more...

  • A Brief History of Brazilby Teresa A Meade

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 59.40

    Introduces readers to the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped many of the world's countries. This series touches on factors as diverse as the development of the economy to the role of women in society to changes in the political landscape. more...

  • Abolition of Slavery in Brazil, The: The Liberation of Africans Through the Emancipation of Capitalby David Baronov

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 132.00

    The persistence of a raced-based division of labor has been a compelling reality in all former slave societies in the Americas. One can trace this to nineteenth-century abolition movements across the Americas which did not lead to (and were not intended to result in) a transition from race-based slave labor to race-neutral wage labor for former slaves.... more...

  • Don't Sleep, There are Snakesby Daniel Everett

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahăs, they converted him . He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. Everett describes how he began to realise... more...

  • Brazil on the Riseby Larry Rohter

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 14.24

    In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil's history, culture, and booming economy. Going beyond the popular stereotypes of samba, supermodels, and soccer, he shows us a stunning and varied landscape--from breathtaking tropical beaches to the lush and dangerous Amazon rainforest--and... more...

  • Orpheus and Powerby Michael George Hanchard

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    From recent data on disparities between Brazilian whites and non-whites in areas of health, education, and welfare, it is clear that vast racial inequalities do exist in Brazil, contrary to earlier assertions in race relations scholarship that the country is a "racial democracy." Here Michael George Hanchard explores the implications of this increasingly... more...

  • Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Societyby Stuart B. Schwartz

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 60.00

    This study examines the history of the sugar economy and the development of plantation society in Bahia. more...