Imagining Brazil

Imagining Brazil

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Imagining Brazil provides a comprehensive and multifaceted picture of Brazil in the age of globalization. Privileging diversity in relation to the authors as well as the manner in which Brazil is perceived, JessZ Souza and Valter Sinder have assembled historians, political scientists, sociologists, literary critics, and scholars of culture in an attempt to understand a complex society in all its richness and diversity.
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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 149.9 x 223.5 x 27.9mm | 430.92g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739110144
  • 9780739110140

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Society and Politics Chapter 3 The Singularity of the Peripheral Social Inequality Chapter 4 Culture, Democracy, and the Formation of the Public Sphere in Brazil Chapter 5 Between Under-Integration and Over-Integration: Not Taking Citizenship Seriously Chapter 6 The Paraguayan War: A Constitutional, Political, and Economic Turning Point for Brazil Chapter 7 Max Weber and the Interpretation of Brazil Chapter 8 Racial Democracy Chapter 9 From Bahia to Brazil: The UNESCO Race Relations Project Part 10 Literature and Culture Chapter 11 Brazilian Cultural Critique: Possible Scenarios of a Pending Debate Chapter 12 The Republic and the Suburb: Literary Imagination and Modernity in Brazil Chapter 13 Identity is the Other Chapter 14 The Relevance of Machado de Assis Chapter 15 From Bossa Nova to Tropicalia: Restraint and Excess in Popular Music Chapter 16 Elective Infidelities: Intellectuals and Politics Chapter 17 An Amphibious Literature
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Review quote

... offers a wide-ranging and inclusive multidisciplinary analysis of Brazil's complex social and political identity. Perspectives on Politics This collection brings together a wide array of (mostly) Brazilian authors, from various disciplines, who focus on different aspects and moments of Brazilian society, polity, culture and literature...The authors make clear at the outset that their intent was to provide a 'comprehensive and multifaceted picture', and to privilege 'diversity' both in terms of authorship as well as topic coverage, an aim that is broadly acheived. Latin American Studies Like most edited collections, the fourteen essays in this volume are of varying quality and depth, although most of them are very fine contributions. especially to our understanding of intellectuals and ideas in Brazil in the twentieth century. The diverse disciplines of contributors also reflects the breadth and quality of scholars working on Brazil today in Brazilian academia. Luso-Brazilian Review
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About Valter Sinder

JessZ Souza is professor at the department of sociology, UENF, Rio de Janeiro. Valter Sinder is coordinator of the course of social sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro and professor of anthropology at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
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