Carnivals, Rogues, and Heroes: An Interpretation of the Brazilian Dilemma

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Encompassing half the continent of South America, Brazil is one of the most modern, complex, and misunderstood nations. Renowned Brazilian anthropologist Roberto DaMatta takes the misconceptions and offers a fresh, provocative interpretation of the complexity of social structure in Brazil. Using the tools of comparative social anthropology, DaMatta seeks to understand his native country by examining the values, attitudes, and systems that shape the identity of Brazil and its people. He probes the dilemma between the highly ...

Carnivals, Rogues, and Heroes: An Interpretation of the Brazilian Dilemma 1991, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame IN

ISBN-13: 9780268007942

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