Imagining Brazil

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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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, JessZ 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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Society and Politics
The Singularity of the Peripheral Social Inequalityp. 9
Culture, Democracy, and the Formation of the Public Space in Brazilp. 37
Between Under-Integration and Over-Integration: Not Taking Citizenship Seriouslyp. 61
The Paraguayan War: A Constitutional, Political, and Economic Turning Point for Brazilp. 91
Max Weber and the Interpretation of Brazilp. 101
Racial Democracyp. 119
From Bahia to Brazil: The UNESCO Race Relations Projectp. 141
Literature and Culture
Brazilian Cultural Critique: Possible Scenarios of a Pending Debatep. 175
The Republic and the Suburb: Literary Imagination and Modernity in Brazilp. 193
Identity Is the Otherp. 211
The Relevance of Machado de Assisp. 235
From Bossa Nova to Tropicalia: Restraint and Excess in Popular Musicp. 251
Elective Infidelities: Intellectuals and Politicsp. 267
An Amphibious Literaturep. 291
Indexp. 299
About the Contributorsp. 309
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