Brazilian mosaic: portraits of a diverse people and culture by Harvey G. Summ PDF

By Harvey G. Summ

ISBN-10: 0842024913

ISBN-13: 9780842024914

This feature of excerpts and essays delineates Brazilian tradition as exemplified through its humans. items that supply a normal assessment of Brazilian peoples are by way of 4 chronological sections, every one of that is preceded by way of a ancient comic strip of the interval less than exam.

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Ten nationalities in all are represented, including Austrian, Ghanaian, Hungarian, Italian, and Spanish. Nine authors are Brazilian. Five, all Americans, are female. One, the Ghanaian, is black. Eleven wrote in the nineteenth century, ten in the first half of the twentieth century, and twenty-three in the second half. By profession they are anthropologists, attorneys, authors, businessmen, diplomats, doctors, folklorists, historians, journalists, naturalists, poets, political scientists, psychologists, sociologists, and specialists in Brazilian literature.

Portugal's decline in the first century and a half after the discovery, its lack of manpower to either settle or supervise the new colony, and its involvement in its other overseas possessions resulted in neglect of Brazil. Realizing that they could not rely on support from the mother country, Portuguese colonists became skeptical and distrustful of government officials, adventurers, and merchants. Colonial landowners, under captaincies established by Portugal, were granted the responsibility to administer their territories by virtue of detailed decrees from Lisbon, but they received little financial help.

Sanders 159 37. An Obsession with Whiteness and Blackness Anani Dzidzienyo 162 38. Brazil in the World Wayne A. Selcher 166 Page ix 39. Three Sad Races David T. Haberly 171 40. Behaving Brazilian Phyllis A. Harrison 177 41. The Patrimonial State Riordan Roett 181 42. Living Avidly in the Present Lauro Moreira 185 43. Vera: A Woman Speaks Daphne Patai 188 44. The Everyday Violence of Life Nancy Scheper-Hughes 194 Suggested Readings 203 Page xi INTRODUCTION A mosaic revealing many aspects of Brazilian culture emerges from comments made over the last two centuries by foreign visitors to Brazil and by Brazilians themselves.

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