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  • Vargas and Brazilby Jens R. Hentschke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    This book unites scholars from Brazil, the U.S., and Europe who draw on a close re-reading of the literature and hitherto unavailable or unused primary sources to shed new light on the political changes and cultural representations of Vargas?s regimes, thereby exploring why he meant so different things to different people. more...

  • The Vigorous Core of Our Nationalityby Stanley E. Blake

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality explores conceptualizations of regional identity and a distinct population group known as nordestinos in northeastern Brazil during a crucial historical period. Beginning with the abolition of slavery and ending with the demise of the Estado Novo under Getúlio Vargas, Stanley E. Blake offers original perspectives... more...

  • The WPA Guide to North Carolinaby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • A Walk to the River in Amazoniaby Carla Stang

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality - the flow of moment-to-moment existence - and yet it has been largely overlooked as a subject in itself for anthropological study. In this work, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian people, in two stages: first by observing various aspects... more...

  • The Wicked Good Bookby Stephen Gleasner; Patrick Corrigan

    Down East Books 2012; US$ 23.99

    Intergalactic travelers had their Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy . Evolutionists had Darwin's The Origin of Species . And now Mainers can have their very own manual for the good life in Maine. Styled around the Dangerous Book for Boys , The Wicked Good Book is a pithy, nostalgic, practical, and irreverent guide to getting the most... more...

  • The Williamston Freedom Movementby Amanda Hilliard Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    During the summer of 1963 civil rights movements were taking place all over the South. In Northeastern North Carolina the struggle for freedom focused on Williamston, a small agricultural based town. The town's legacy of voting rights advocacy and a history of violence caught the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Southern Christian... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 132.00

    Linking the racially divided working class of modern Brazil to the period of abolition, Baronov argues that certain abolition strategies resulted in capital/labor relations that were characterized by new forms of extra-market coercion. more...

  • African Roots, Brazilian Ritesby Cheryl Sterling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This text explores how Afro-Brazilians define their Africanness through Candomblé and Quilombo models, and construct paradigms of blackness with influences from US-based perspectives, through the vectors of public rituals, carnival, drama, poetry, and hip hop. 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...

  • Anxious Pleasuresby Thomas Gregor

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    "Good fish get dull but sex is always fun." So say the Mehinaku people of Brazil. But Thomas Gregor shows that sex brings a supreme ambiguity to the villagers' lives. In their elaborate rituals?especially those practiced by the men in their secret societies?the Mehinaku give expression to a system of symbols reminiscent of psychosexual neuroses identified... more...