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- 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...
- 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...
- 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 Săo 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 Lilliput Press 1997; US$ 19.99
"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...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 25.00
A pioneering account of the links between Portugal and Brazil which survived despite the demise of the Portuguese Atlantic empire. more...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2013; US$ 9.99
Including topics ranging from the Missouri Compromise and statehood to the Algonquin language and the origins of L. L. Bean, this comprehensive guide showcases the fascinating state of Maine. Inventions created in Maine, such as the doughnut hole and the earmuff, as well as state delicacies?blueberries and maple syrup?are discussed in detail. Profiles... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95
The Population Dynamics of the Mucajai Yanomama is an analysis of the Mucajai Yanomama, an Indian foraging/horticultural group located in northern Brazil. The text is an investigation of the population dynamics of the Yanomama Indians, using methods of quantitative demography and qualitative ethnography. The timeline of text focuses from 1958 to 1987,... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 62.99
This book represents a contribution to the studies of Muslim minorities, and can be compared and contrasted to the analysis of Islam in Europe and in the USA. Besides presenting data about the largest Muslim community in Latin America, an area of the globe that is still ignored by those who study the ?Muslim diaspora?, this book contributes to the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
While scholars, activists and pundits from around the world have heralded the Lula years as a breakthrough for poverty reduction and the forthcoming emergence of Brazil as a dynamic economic superpower, many of their counterparts in the country as well as a number of Brazilianists elsewhere, have expressed great disappointment. Tracing back the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95
Emma Johnston (a pseudonym) is an African American resident of Durham, North Carolina, whose son was brutally murdered in 2007. Combining the voices of Emma and her coauthor Simon Partner, a professor at Duke University, the book recounts the postwar history of one of the South's fastest-growing communities through the eyes of one of its most disadvantaged... more...