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Author Garmany, Jeff.

Title Understanding Contemporary Brazil
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (255 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Aims of the book and frames of analysis; Key themes; Outline of chapters; A final note on sources and readings; Note; References; 2. National identity and nation building; Tall and tan and young and lovely . . .; The colonial legacy; From empire to the Republic of the United States of Brazil; A dictator, a democratic regime, and a military coup; Authoritarianism and resistance; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested English readings; References
3. Political structure and governmentIntroduction; The political system; The late development of a national state; A strong democracy?; The Carwash corruption investigation; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested English readings; References; 4. Economic development and social policy; Introduction; Developmentalism; Liberalism; Post-developmentalism; The consensus of 1995-2010; The expansion of social programs; The recession of 2015-2016: challenges in fiscal and social policy; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested English readings; References; 5. Race and ethnicity in Brazil; Introduction
9. Culture and spiritualityIntroduction; Origins and geographic differences; Forms of cultural expression; Brazilian spirituality; Religion's place in twenty-first-century Brazil; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested English readings; References; 10. Foreign policy and international diplomacy; Introduction; Brazil's diplomatic tradition and experience; Foreign policy under Cardoso and Lula; Brazilian foreign policy going forward; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested English readings; References; 11. Soccer in Brazil; Introduction; The origins of futebol; The Seleção; The modern game; Conclusion; Notes
Ethnic and racial mixture in BrazilChallenging pseudo-scientific racism: the advances and silences of "racial democracy"; Activism, public policies, and debates over race and ethnicity in Brazil; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested English readings; References; 6. Urban Brazil today; Considering Brazilian cities; Growth and urban infrastructure; Informality and segregation; Public security in Brazilian cities; Brazilian cities in the twenty-first century; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested English readings; References; 7. Social movements and protest in Brazil; Introduction
Roots: Brazil's legacy of resistance (1500-1930)Mobilization: political opportunities and resource mobilization (1930-1985); Democracy: the rise of Brazil's 'new' social movements (1985-2013); The twenty-first century: social movements going forward (2013 onward); Conclusion; Suggested English readings; References; 8. Environmental contexts and challenges; Introduction; Colonization, exploitation, and globalization; 'Valuing' the landscape; Socio-environmentalism, democracy, and twenty-first century legislation; Brazil: environment of the future?; Notes; Suggested English readings; References
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Author Pereira, Anthony W.
ISBN 1351708295 (electronic bk.)
9781351708296 (electronic bk.)