Imagining Brazil (Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory)

Imagining Brazil (Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory)

By: Valter Sinder (editor), Jesse Souza (editor), Leonardo Avritzer (contributor), Ribeiro Ribeiro (contributor), Marcos Chor Maio (contributor), Antonio Sergio Alfredo Guimaraes (contributor), Helena Bomeny (contributor), Santuza Cambraia Naves (contributor), Neves Neves (contributor), Dain Borges (contributor)Hardback

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Imagining Brazil provides a comprehensive and multifaceted picture of Brazil in the age of globalization. Privileging diversity in relation to the authors as well as the manner in which Brazil is perceived, Jesse Souza and Valter Sinder have assembled historians, political scientists, sociologists, literary critics, and scholars of culture in an attempt to understand a complex society in all its richness and diversity.

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Jesse Souza is professor at the department of sociology, UENF, Rio de Janeiro. Valter Sinder is coordinator of the course of social sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro and professor of anthropology at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro.


Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Society and Politics Chapter 3 The Singularity of the Peripheral Social Inequality Chapter 4 Culture, Democracy, and the Formation of the Public Sphere in Brazil Chapter 5 Between Under-Integration and Over-Integration: Not Taking Citizenship Seriously Chapter 6 The Paraguayan War: A Constitutional, Political, and Economic Turning Point for Brazil Chapter 7 Max Weber and the Interpretation of Brazil Chapter 8 Racial Democracy Chapter 9 From Bahia to Brazil: The UNESCO Race Relations Project Part 10 Literature and Culture Chapter 11 Brazilian Cultural Critique: Possible Scenarios of a Pending Debate Chapter 12 The Republic and the Suburb: Literary Imagination and Modernity in Brazil Chapter 13 Identity is the Other Chapter 14 The Relevance of Machado de Assis Chapter 15 From Bossa Nova to Tropicalia: Restraint and Excess in Popular Music Chapter 16 Elective Infidelities: Intellectuals and Politics Chapter 17 An Amphibious Literature

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  • publication date: 15/06/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780739110133
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780739110133
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0739110136

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