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  • The Candelaria Massacreby Julia Rochester

    Vision Paperbacks 2009; US$ 17.99

    Just after midnight, in the early morning of 23 July 1993, a group of men, later identified as off-duty policemen, opened fire on a group of street children sleeping rough outside one of Rio de Janeiro's most prominent landmarks - the Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. The incident became known as the Candelaria Massacre and it roused the people... more...

  • Our Separate Waysby Christina Greene

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    In an in-depth community study of women in the civil rights movement, Christina Greene examines how several generations of black and white women, low-income as well as more affluent, shaped the struggle for black freedom in Durham, North Carolina. In the city long known as "the capital of the black middle class," Greene finds that, in fact, low-income... more...

  • Fear and Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society, 1889-1954by Shawn Smallman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 35.95

    For more than half a century, the Brazilian army used fear and censorship to erase aspects of its history from public memory and to create its own political myths. Although the military had remarkable success in promoting its version of events, recent democratization has allowed scholars access to new materials with which to challenge the "official... more...

  • Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environmentby Rui Murrieta; Walter Neves

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Amazonia is rarely appreciated as a historical place home to a range of different societies. This book addresses a comprehensive range of questions from the politics of conservation and sustainable development to the organization of women's work and the diet and health of Amazonian people. more...

  • Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History 1500-1800by Joao Capistrano de Abreu; Arthur Brakel; Stuart Schwartz

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Legalizing Identitiesby Jan Hoffman French

    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...

  • Immigration and Xenophobiaby Rosana Barbosa

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 36.99

    In Immigration and Xenophobia, Rosana Barbosa discusses Portuguese migration to Rio de Janeiro from 1822 to 1850 as a significant aspect of the city's history. During the first half of the nineteenth century, many Portuguese fled the difficult economic and social conditions in Portugal for better economic opportunities in post-independence Brazil,... more...

  • Culture Is Our Weaponby Patrick Neate; Damian Platt; Caetano Veloso

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 14.00

    An inspiring mission to rescue young people from drugs and violence with music At a time when interest in Brazilian culture has reached an all-time high, and the stories of one person's ability to improve the lives of others has captured so many hearts, this unique book takes readers to the frontlines of a battle raging over control of the nation's... more...

  • Frommer's Brazilby Alexandra de Vries; Shawn Blore

    Wiley 2010; US$ 22.99

    You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers... more...

  • Brazil Travel Complete Profileby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 22.40

    Whether planning your own trip to Brazil, or planning someone else’s, you’ll be equipped with the all-inclusive travel report—both of our “Travel” and “Points of Interest” reports rolled into one. more...