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The Brazilian puzzle : culture on the borderlands of the Western World / edited by David J. Hess and Roberto A. DaMatta.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
1995
Imprint:
New York : Columbia University Press, c1995.
Format:
  • Book
  • vi, 306 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The Brazilian Jeitinho : an exercise in national identity / Lívia Neves de H. Barbosa
  • Swimming in cross-cultural currents / Conrad Kottak
  • Small town, Brazil : heaven and hell of personalism / Rosane Prado
  • Rituals, scandals, and sex crimes : attempted rape-murders across two generations / Maria Claudia Pereira Coelho
  • Morality and transgression among Brazilian poor families : exploring ambiguities / Cynthia Sarti
  • The celebration of our Lord of the Good End : changing state, church, and Afro-Brazilian relations in Bahia / Leni Silverstein
  • Tupi or not Tupi MPB : popular music and identity in Brazil / Martha de Ulhôa Carvalho
  • Hierarch, heterodoxy, and the construction of Brazilian religious therapies / David J. Hess
  • The Brazilianization of Alcoholics Anonymous / Jeffrey Jarrad
  • Bureaucratic rationality in Brazil and in the United States : criminal justice systems in comparative perspective / Roberto Kant de Lima
  • For an anthropology of the Brazilian tradition ; or, "A virtude está no Meio" / Roberto DaMatta
  • Afterword: The distorted mirror-- Brazil and the United States.
Summary:
"Collection of essays written by Brazilian and American scholars considers many aspects of Brazilian society and culture. Divided into four sections: 'Brazilian Styles of Social Relations, ' 'Race, Class, and Gender in a Changing Culture, ' 'Ideologies and Cultures on an International Stage, ' and 'Brazilian Society: Macrostructures in Comparative Perspective.' Essays share a comparative and cultural perspective, bringing out the hierarchical and personalistic structures of Brazilian society"-- Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57. http://www.loc.gov/hlas/
Contributor:
Hess, David J.
Matta, Roberto da.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0231101147
9780231101141
0231101155
9780231101158

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