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  • 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...

  • Early Brazilby Stuart B. Schwartz

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Presents original sources that illustrate the process of conquest, colonization, and settlement in Brazil. more...

  • Tales of the Yanomamiby Jacques Lizot

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 32.00

    The Yanomami Indians, living in the depths of the Venezuelan forest, are one of the most interesting of the world's tribal peoples. Jacques Lizot lived among them for over fifteen years and has written an account which allows them to speak for themselves, in stories told by Yanomami individuals. The tales are revealing in the insights they provide... more...

  • Britain and the Onset of Modernization in Brazil 1850?1914by Richard Graham

    Cambridge University Press 1972; US$ 48.00

    This is a detailed study of British influence in Brazil as a theme within the larger story of modernization. more...

  • Conjuring Crisisby George Baca

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    How have civil rights transformed racial politics in America? Connecting economic and social reforms to racial and class inequality, Conjuring Crisis counters the myth of steady race progress by analyzing how the federal government and local politicians have sometimes "reformed" politics in ways that have amplified racism in the post civil-rights... more...

  • Brazil Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes]by John Crocitti; Monique Vallance

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 191.00

    The two-volume Brazil Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic is an introductory work intended for those in search of basic information about Brazilian institutions, businesses, social issues, and culture. At the same time, it is a work that reflects the nation's geographic, demographic, economic, and cultural diversity. The wide-reaching... more...

  • History and Theoryby Shannon K Carter; Lillian O'Connell; Anne Bubriski-McKenzie

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 50.00

    How did the study of sociology develop? History and Theory focuses on the development of sociological theorists' ideas about society and social research over time. Ideas of major classical theorists such as Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, and Max Weber are explored, as well as a range of schools of thought in sociology, including structural functionalism,... more...

  • Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Pauloby Misha Klein

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    Being Jewish in Brazil--the world's largest Catholic country--is fraught with paradoxes, and living in São Paulo only amplifies these vivid contradictions. The metropolis is home to Jews from over 60 countries of origin, and to the Hebraica, the world?s largest Jewish athletic and social club. Jewish identity is rooted in layered experiences... more...

  • The Amazon Journal of Roger Casementby Angus Mitchell

    The Lilliput Press 1997; US$ 14.57

    "He could tell you things! Things I've tried to forget; thing I never did know." Joseph Conrad "...his was a heroic nature. I should like to write upon him subtly, so that his enemies would think I was with them till they finished my book and rose from reading it to call him a hero. He has the appeal of a broken archangel." T.E. Lawrence British Consul... more...

  • Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutionsby Gabriel Paquette

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 48.00

    A pioneering account of the links between Portugal and Brazil which survived despite the demise of the Portuguese Atlantic empire. more...