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Other titles in the Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao series:

Brazil: A Century of Change

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Publisher Comments:

Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists, most of whom are Brazilian, provide expert perspectives on the social, economic, and cultural challenges that face Brazil as it seeks future directions in the age of globalization.

All of the contributors connect past, present, and future Brazil. Their analyses converge on the observation that although Brazil has undergone radical changes during the past one hundred years, trenchant legacies of social and economic inequality remain to be addressed in the new century. A foreword by Jerry Davila highlights the volume's contributions for a new, English-reading audience.

The contributors are:

Cristovam Buarque

Aspasia Camargo

Gilberto Dupas

Celso Furtado

Afranio Garcia

Celso Lafer, Jose Seixas Lourenco

Renato Ortiz

Moacir Palmeira

Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro

Ignacy Sachs

Paulo Singer

Herve Thery

Jorge Wilheim

Synopsis:

Fluent Selves examines narrative practices throughout lowland South America focusing on indigenous communities in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, illuminating the social and cultural processes that make the past as important as the present for these peoples. This collection brings together leading scholars in the fields of anthropology and linguistics to examine the intersection of these narratives of the past with the construction of personhood. The volumeand#8217;s exploration of autobiographical and biographical accounts raises questions about fieldwork, ethical practices, and cultural boundaries in the study of anthropology.

Rather than relying on a simple opposition between the and#8220;Western individualand#8221; and the non-Western rest, contributors to Fluent Selves explore the complex interplay of both individualizing as well as relational personhood in these practices. Transcending classic debates over the categorization of and#8220;mythand#8221; and and#8220;history,and#8221; the autobiographical and biographical narratives in Fluent Selves illustrate the very medium in which several modes of engaging with the past meet, are reconciled, and reemerge.and#160;

About the Author

Ignacy Sachs is professor at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris. Jorge Wilheim is a Brazilian architect, planner, and former government official. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro is professor of political science at the University of Sao Paulo. Translator Robert N. Anderson is associate professor of Portuguese at Winston-Salem State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807859278
Author:
Sachs, Ignacy
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Editor:
Pinheiro, Paulo Sergio
Editor:
Wilheim, Jorge
Author:
Pinheiro, Paulo Sergio
Author:
Brasil English
Author:
Wilheim, Jorge
Author:
Oakdale, Suzanne
Author:
Davila, Jerry
Author:
Anderson, Robert N.
Author:
Course, Magnus
Subject:
Twenty-first century
Subject:
Forecasting
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Brazil Civilization 20th century.
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Brazil; Brazilian government; social inequality; industrialization; urbanization; history of Brazil; twentieth century; Brazilian studies; Latin American studies;
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Brazilian government
Subject:
social inequality
Subject:
Industrialization
Subject:
Urbanization
Subject:
history of Brazil
Subject:
Twentieth century
Subject:
Brazilian studies
Subject:
Latin American studies
Subject:
World History-South America
Subject:
Brazi
Subject:
l
Subject:
Brazilian
Subject:
Studies
Subject:
Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 fig., 1 map
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 336 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807859278 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fluent Selves examines narrative practices throughout lowland South America focusing on indigenous communities in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, illuminating the social and cultural processes that make the past as important as the present for these peoples. This collection brings together leading scholars in the fields of anthropology and linguistics to examine the intersection of these narratives of the past with the construction of personhood. The volumeand#8217;s exploration of autobiographical and biographical accounts raises questions about fieldwork, ethical practices, and cultural boundaries in the study of anthropology.

Rather than relying on a simple opposition between the and#8220;Western individualand#8221; and the non-Western rest, contributors to Fluent Selves explore the complex interplay of both individualizing as well as relational personhood in these practices. Transcending classic debates over the categorization of and#8220;mythand#8221; and and#8220;history,and#8221; the autobiographical and biographical narratives in Fluent Selves illustrate the very medium in which several modes of engaging with the past meet, are reconciled, and reemerge.and#160;

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