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  • 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 Publishing Group 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...

  • Brazilby Volker Poelzl

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Brazil 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...

  • 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...

  • Top 10 Rio de Janeiroby Alex Robinson

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Rio de Janeiro will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's... more...

  • The Coasts of Carolinaby Bland Simpson; Scott D. Taylor

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Coasts of Carolina: Seaside to Sound Country more...