The Brazil Reader (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
544
Utgivningsdatum
1999-06-01
Förlag
Duke University Press
Illustrationer
52 b&w photographs, 7 figures, 1 map
Dimensioner
232 x 160 x 40 mm
Vikt
915 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
No UK rights
ISBN
9780822322900
The Brazil Reader (häftad)

The Brazil Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Häftad Engelska, 1999-06-01
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Bordering all but two of South America's other nations and by far Latin America's largest country, Brazil differs linguistically, historically, and culturally from Spanish America. Its indigenous peoples share the country with descendants of Portuguese conquerors and the Africans they imported to work as slaves, along with more recent immigrants from southern Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Capturing the scope of this country's rich diversity and distinction as no other book has done-with more than a hundred entries from a wealth of perspectives-The Brazil Reader offers a fascinating guide to Brazilian life, culture, and history. Complementing traditional views with fresh ones, The Brazil Reader's historical selections range from early colonization to the present day, with sections on imperial and republican Brazil, the days of slavery, the Vargas years, and the more recent return to democracy. They include letters, photographs, interviews, legal documents, visual art, music, poetry, fiction, reminiscences, and scholarly analyses. They also include observations by ordinary residents, both urban and rural, as well as foreign visitors and experts on Brazil. Probing beneath the surface of Brazilian reality-past and present-The Reader looks at social behavior, women's lives, architecture, literature, sexuality, popular culture, and strategies for coping with the travails of life in a country where the affluent live in walled compounds to separate themselves from the millions of Brazilians hard-pressed to find food and shelter. Contributing to a full geographic account-from the Amazon to the Northeast and the Central-South-of this country's singular multiplicity, many pieces have been written expressly for this volume or were translated for it, having never previously been published in English. This second book in The Latin America Readers series will interest students, specialists, travelers for both business and leisure, and those desiring an in-depth introduction to Brazilian life and culture.
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"Whether ingested in short sips or long draughts, The Brazil Reader has an accumulative weight, breadth, and durability. . . . [I]t's a book that offers an intelligent and up-to-date survey of a vital and vibrant country. It's hard to imagine how we were able to get along without it." -- Bondo Wyszpolski * Brazzil * "Duke University Press has just brought out . . . the closest thing to a voyage around 'the great green elbow' that one of its novelists called his rich and varied country. The book shimmers with every type of essay, historiography, and literary tidbit." * Rain City Review * "A stellar collection of texts on Brazilian history and contemporary life. No ordinary reader, this volume goes below the surface to introduce an American audience to Brazil's complexities and diversity." * Foreign Affairs * "The Reader cannot fail to impress. . . . The specialist, the activist, the artist and the anonymous all find a space in The Brazil Reader, creating what the editors describe as a 'balance of voices.' In summary, for the well-heeled scholar or the curious undergraduate The Brazil Reader will present possibilities, challenges and thought-provoking reading." -- Jane-Marie Collins * Bulletin of Hispanic Studies * "A worthy successor to the pioneering Peru Reader, this volume provides a comprehensive guide to Brazil's history and culture from the Portuguese colonial past to the postmodern present. Defty crossing disciplines and integrating elite and popular realms, The Brazil Reader is certain to please both the serious student and the general reader."-Gil Joseph, Yale University "What gives The Brazil Reader its special cachet is freshness, sensitivity, and empathy in its diversity of perspectives on twentieth-century Brazil, from the top down, from the bottom up, and from somewhere in the middle."-Stanley J. Stein, Princeton University "The Reader cannot fail to impress. . . . The specialist, the activist, the artist and the anonymous all find a space in The Brazil Reader, creating what the editors describe as a 'balance of voices.' In summary, for the well-heeled scholar or the curious undergraduate The Brazil Reader will present possibilities, challenges and thought-provoking reading." - Jane-Marie Collins, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies "The Brazil Reader is simply indispensable. . . ." - Julio Cesar Pino, Hispanic American Historical Review "Whether ingested in short sips or long draughts, The Brazil Reader has an accumulative weight, breadth, and durability. . . . [I]t's a book that offers an intelligent and up-to-date survey of a vital and vibrant country. It's hard to imagine how we were able to get along without it." - Bondo Wyszpolski, Brazzil "Duke University Press has just brought out . . . the closest thing to a voyage around 'the great green elbow' that one of its novelists called his rich and varied country. The book shimmers with every type of essay, historiography, and literary tidbit." - Rain City Review "A stellar collection of texts on Brazilian history and contemporary life. No ordinary reader, this volume goes below the surface to introduce an American audience to Brazil's complexities and diversity." - Foreign Affairs

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Robert M. Levine is Professor of History and Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Miami. He has published extensively on Brazil and is former chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Brazil. His previous books include The Brazilian Photographs of Genevieve Naylor, 1940-1942, and Images of History, both also published by Duke University Press. John J. Crocitti is Assistant Professor of History at San Diego Mesa College.

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Acknowledgments xi A Note on Style xiii Introduction 1 I. Origins, Conquest, and Colonial Rule The Origin of Fire / Cayapo Legend 16 Noble Savages / John Hemming 20 A Description of the Tupinamba / Anonymous 25 The First Wave / Warren Dean 33 Letter to Governor Tome de Sousa / Manoel da Nobrega 37 From the River of Jenero / Francisco Suares 41 The Sins of Maranhao / Antonio Vieira 43 Minas Uprising of 1720 / Anonymous 45 Smuggling in the Diamond District / George Gardner 52 Decree Elevating Brazil to a Kingdom / Joao VI 56 II. Imperial and Republican Brazil Declaration of Brazilian Independence, 1822 / Pedro I 63 The Baron of Parnaiba / George Gardner 65 Uprising in Maranhao, 1839-1840 / Domingos Jose Goncalves de Magalhaes 69 A Paraiba Plantation, 1850-1860 / Stanley J. Stein 76 The Paraguayan War Victory Parade / Peter M. Beattie 87 A Vanishing Way of Life / Gilberto Freyre 91 A Mirror of Progress / Dain Borges 93 Drought and the Image of the Northeast / Gerald M. Greenfield 100 Dom Pedro the Magnanimous / Mary Wilhelmine Williams 104 Solemn Inaugural Session of December 24, 1900 / Congress of Engineering and Industry 107 Intellectuals at Play / Olavo Bilac Colllection 109 City of Mist / Manoel Sousa Pinto 110 The Civilist Campaign / J. R. Lobao 113 Gaucho Leaders, 1923 / Photograph 115 Factory Rules, 1924 / Abramo Eberle Metalworks Management 116 III. Slavery and Its Aftermath The War against Palmares / Anonymous 125 Slave Life at Morro Velho Mine / Sir Richard Francis Burton 131 Scenes from the Slave Trade / Logbook Entries; Joao Dunshee de Abrantes 135 Cruelty to Slaves / Thomas Ewbank 138 Slavery and Society / Joaquim Nabuco 143 Abolition Decree, 1888 / Princess Isabel and Rodrigo Augusto da Silva 145 Laws Regulating Beggars in Minas Gerais, 1900 / Liegislature of Minas Gerais 146 IV. The Vargas Era The Social Question / Platform of the Liberal Alliance, 1930 156 Manifesto, May 1930 / Luis Carlos Prestes 158 Heroes of the Revolution / Composite Postcard Photograph 160 The "Gold for Sao Paulo" Building, 1932 / Cristina Mehrtens 162 Where They Talk about Rosa Luxemburg / Patricia Galvao 166 Two Versions of Factory Life / Photographers Unknown 172 Seized Correspondence from Communists, 1935-1945 / Dossier 20, Police Archives 176 The Paulista Synagogue / Gustavo Barroso 182 Why the Estado Novo? / Oliveira Vianna 184 New Year's Address, 1938 / Getulio Vargas 186 Rural Life / Photographers Unknown 190 A New Survey of Brazilian Life / Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics 195 General George C. Marshall's Mission to Brazil / Katherine Tupper Marshall 197 Comments on the Estado Novo / Bailey W. Diffie 200 Educational Reform after Twenty Years / Anisio S. Teixeira 204 Ordinary People: Five Lives Affected by Vargas-Era Reforms / Apolonio de Carvalho, Geraldo Valdelirios Novais, Frederico Heller, Maurilio Thomas Ferreira, Joana de Masi Zero 206 Vargas's Suicide Letter, 1954 / Getulio Vargas 222 V. Seeking Democracy and Equity Rehearsal for the Coup / Araken Tavora 231 The Military Regime / Antonio Pedro Tota 235 Excerpts from the 1967 Brazilian Constitution 238 Tropicalism and Brazilian Popular Music under Military Rule / Christopher Dunn 241 Literature under the Dictatorship / Elizabeth Ginway 248 Pele Speaks / Edson Arantes Nascimento da Silva 254 The Maximum Norm of the Exercise of Liberty / Grupo da Educacao Moral e Civica 258 Families of Fishermen Confront the Sharks / Paulo Lima 260 The Reali