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A country warmly hospitable and surprisingly violent, physically beautiful, yet appallingly poor—these are the contrasts Joseph Page explores in The Brazilians, a monumental book on one of the most colorful and paradoxical places on earth.Once one of the strongest market economies in the world, Brazil now struggles to emerge from a deep economic and social crisis, the latest and deepest nose-dive in a giddy roller-coaster ride that Brazilians have experienced over the past three decades. Page examines Brazil in the context of this current crisis and the events leading up to it. In so doing, he reveals the unique character of the Brazilian people and how this national character has brought the country to where it is today—teetering on the verge of joining the First World, or plunging into unprecedented environmental calamity and social upheaval. Not since Luigi Barzinis The Italians has a society been so deeply and accurately portrayed.

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"A country warmly hospitable and surprisingly violent, physically beautiful, yet appallingly poor—these are the contrasts Joseph Page explores in The Brazilians, a monumental book on one of the most co"

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The most informed and meticulous study of the alluring paradoxes and extremes that characterize Brazilian culture. In The Brazilians, Page, author of the bestselling Peron, conjures a definitive portrait of "Brazilness" by distinguishing between the many opposing faces of Brazilian society.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 499-524) and index.

About the Author

Joseph A. Page, a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, is the author of Perón, which was translated into Spanish and became a South American bestseller. He also wrote The Revolution That Never Was and Bitter Wages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201441918
Author:
Page, Joseph A.
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Page, Joseph A.
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
National characteristics, brazilian
Subject:
Brazil Religious life and customs.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Ethnology -- Brazil.
Subject:
Brazil Social conditions 1985-
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 27.5 oz

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"A country warmly hospitable and surprisingly violent, physically beautiful, yet appallingly poor—these are the contrasts Joseph Page explores in The Brazilians, a monumental book on one of the most co"
"Synopsis" by , The most informed and meticulous study of the alluring paradoxes and extremes that characterize Brazilian culture. In The Brazilians, Page, author of the bestselling Peron, conjures a definitive portrait of "Brazilness" by distinguishing between the many opposing faces of Brazilian society.
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