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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became obsessed with their... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
Brazil is one of the culturally rich nations in South America. This title provides readers with what they need to know for planning a trip to this area, including the best places to stay and eat - for various tastes and budgets; practical travel advice; and info on what to pack and when to go. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00
Describes life in the early colony, including the many conflicts with Native Americans, disease, the presence of pirates, the use of timber and tar in shipbuilding (which contributed to the state's nickname "The Tar Heel State"), and the history of slavery in the colony. more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
CultureShock! Brazil dispels the preconceptions about this diverse dynamic country and reveals the beauty and character that is Brazil. Written in a personable style, the book touches on all aspects of Brazilian life presenting the reader with a balanced, realistic and useful guide. This book leads you through the economic power house that is São... more...
- Zed Books 2008; US$ 25.95
In The Throes of Democracy Bryan McCann gives a panoramic view of Brazil's recent development, exploring the relationships between the rise of the political left, the escalation of urban violence, the agribusiness boom and the spread of pentecostal evangelization. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 44.99
In Chapters in Brazil's Colonial History, Capistrano de Abreu created an integrated history of Brazil in a landmark work of scholarship that is also a literary masterpiece. Abreu offers a startlingly modern analysis of the past, based on the role of the economy, settlement, and the occupation of the interior. In these pages, he combines sharp portraits... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 26.00
Anthropologists widely agree that identities--even ethnic and racial ones--are socially constructed. Less understood are the processes by which social identities are conceived and developed. Legalizing Identities shows how law can successfully serve as the impetus for the transformation of cultural practices and collective identity. Through ethnographic,... more...