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

By Harvey G. Summ

This option of excerpts and essays delineates Brazilian tradition as exemplified via its humans. items that offer a normal assessment of Brazilian peoples are by way of 4 chronological sections, each one of that is preceded through a ancient cartoon of the interval less than exam.

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Azevedo moved to São Paulo, where he was one of the founders of the University of São Paulo and the first dean of its Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. He authored books on education, Brazilian history, Brazilian and Roman literature, and the natural and social sciences. Azevedo died in 1974. This wide-ranging excerpt on characteristics growing out of the Brazilian colonial period is adapted from Azevedo's monumental A cultura brasileira, originally published in 1943. The book brings together all of the disciplines of his distinguished career, including history, education, and the arts and sciences.

Although most Brazilians work hard to make ends meet, an individual is believed more likely to succeed through luck or connections. Speculative profit is prized more than persistent toil (Selection 4). The young man's dream is a well-paying government or white-collar job, involving minimal work or effort (Selection 33). Boom-and-bust cycles have reinforced on-again, off-again behavior. Thus, economic growth in the 1970s led some members of the elite to believe that their country was on the verge of attaining great-power status.

Subjective, Unpredictable, and Capricious William Lytle Schurz 120 29. In the Backlands, Dreaming of the City Marvin Harris 126 30. The Usual Moderation Elizabeth Bishop 128 31. Find a Way Around Peter Kellemen 129 V. The Military Period and After (1964-Present): Another Boom-and-Bust Cycle 133 32. Do You Know Who You're Talking To?! Roberto da Matta 138 33. Bypassing the System John F. Santos 142 34. A Most Personal People Charles Wagley 148 35. The Persistent Patronage System David Maybury-Lewis 153 36.

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