This comprehensive and sweeping assessment of Brazilian studies in the United States examines trends and perspectives, providing an overview of the writings by the foremost U.S. scholars of Brazil since 1945. ""The Development of Brazilian Studies in the United States"" provides an overview of Brazilian Studies in North American universities. ""Perspectives from the Disciplines"" surveys the academic disciplines that cultivate Brazilian studies: Portuguese language studies, Brazilian literature, art, music, history, anthropology, Amazonian ethnology, economics, politics, and sociology. ""Counterpoints: Brazilian Studies in Britain and France"" places the contributions of U.S. scholars in international perspective. ""Bibliographic and Reference Sources"" offers a chronology of key publications, an essay on the impact of the digital age on Brazilian sources, and a bibliography.
Marshall C. Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University and the executive director of the Brazilian Studies Association, is the author and editor of several books, including Tropical Capitalism: The Industrialization of Belo Horizonte and Brazil: The Once and Future Country. Paulo Roberto de Almeida is a Brazilian diplomat and the author of several books on economic international relations and the diplomatic history of Brazil, including Une Histoire du Bresil: Pour comprendre le Bresil contemporain and Le Mercosud: Un marche commun pour L'Amerique du Sud.