Wandering Origins in Roots of Brazil and the Impasses of Modernity in Ibero-America
Trata-se de uma reflexão sobre a importância de Sérgio Buarque de Holanda para a imaginação do Brasil. Numa primeira parte, Raízes do Brasil é analisado tendo em vista as leituras que o marcaram, assim como os debates em que o autor se envolveu, d...
"Pedro Meira Monteiro has written an invaluable and very necessary book. Taking Srgio Buarque de Holandas classic on Brazilian society and culture as a guide, The Other Roots looks into the survival of Buarques ideas to help illuminate the impasses of Latin American political culture in a densely textured and theoretically acute study." Florencia Garramuo, University of San Andrs "This is a book by a restless, curious, and erudite thinker who has dedicated himself to reflecting on the seminal work and figure of Srgio Buarque de Holanda. The conversation is so elegantly executed, and the results so ringing, that all emerge transformed: Holanda, Meira Monteiro, and the readers themselves." Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, University of So Paulo "The 2012 English translation of the seminal 1936 study by Srgio Buarque de Holanda Roots of Brazil marked a significant year in the international study of the historiography of Brazil. Meira Monteiro studies the history and impact of the Buarque book, and his book is a valuable companion to Roots." Choice "This book is a highly original and rich study of the main topics and contributions of Srgio Buarque de Holanda's Roots of Brazil. It promotes an essential task, one that not many people undertake: trying to think about Brazil and its culture through its complex links with different intellectual traditions. This explicit, multicultural approach to Brazil is, in my view, a very necessary move for Brazilian studies today." Norman Valencia, Claremont McKenna College In postmodern fashion, Monteiro captures very well how de Holandas rendering of Brazilian identity as cordiality dwells in the tension between opposites. The Review of Politics The Other Roots shows identify to be a poetic and political tool, with citizenship and collectivity emerging through multiple discourses to sustain a fragile, problematic, and fascinating equilibrium.Kellogg Book Series.
Pedro Meira Monteiro is the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. He is the author, editor, and co-editor of numerous books, including a critical edition of Razes do Brasil. Flora Thomson-DeVeaux is a writer, researcher, and translator, most recently of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brs Cubas. She studied Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University and earned a PhD in Portuguese and Brazilian studies from Brown University. She lives in Rio de Janeiro