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A History of Modern Brazil

A History of Modern Brazil

The Past Against the Future

  • Author: Colin M. MacLachlan
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842051231
  • Category: History
  • Page: 262
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Over time, Brazil has evolved into a well-defined nation with a strong sense of identity. From the natural beauty of the Amazon River to the exciting resort city of Rio de Janeiro, from soccer champion Pelé to classical musician Villa Lobos, Brazil is known as a distinctive, diverse country. This book provides a well-rounded, brief history of Brazil that uniquely focuses on both the politics and culture of the republic. Colin MacLachlan uses a political narrative to frame the evolution of national culture and the formation of national identity. He evaluates Brazilian myths, stereotypes, and icons such as soccer and dancing as part of the historical analysis. A History of Modern Brazil will inform and entertain students in courses on Brazil and modern Latin America.

A History of Modern Brazil, 1889-1964

A History of Modern Brazil, 1889-1964

  • Author: José Maria Bello
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804702386
  • Category: Brazil
  • Page: 362
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The Country of Football

The Country of Football

Soccer and the Making of Modern Brazil

  • Author: Roger Kittleson
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 052095825X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and the Brazilian national team is beloved around the planet for its beautiful playing style, the jogo bonito. With the most successful national soccer team in the history of the World Cup, Brazil is the only country to have played in every competition and the winner of more championships than any other nation. Soccer is perceived, like carnival and samba, to be quintessentially Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian. Yet the practice and history of soccer are also synonymous with conflict and contradiction as Brazil continues its trajectory toward modernity and economic power. The ongoing debate over how Team Brazil should play and positively represent a nation of demanding supporters bears on many crucial facets of a country riven by racial and class tensions. The Country of Football is filled with engaging stories of star players and other key figures, as well as extraordinary research on local, national, and international soccer communities. Soccer fans, scholars, and readers who are interested in the history of sport will emerge with a greater understanding of the complex relationship between Brazilian soccer and the nation’s history.

The History of Brazil

The History of Brazil

  • Author: Robert M. Levine
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1403962553
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This concise one-volume history will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current affairs, including Brazil's return to democracy after more than two decades of military rule, and the economic consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace. The history of Brazil unfolds in narrative chronological chapters beginning with the Portuguese conquest and continues up to the present day.

Soldiers of the Pátria

Soldiers of the Pátria

A History of the Brazilian Army, 1889-1937

  • Author: Frank D. McCann
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804732222
  • Category: History
  • Page: 593
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This book provides an authoritative history of the Brazilian army from the army’s overthrow of the monarchy in 1889 to its support of the coup that established Brazil’s first civilian dictatorship in 1937. The period between these two events laid the political foundations of modern Brazil—a period in which the army served as the core institution of an expanding and modernizing Brazilian state. The book is based on detailed research in Brazilian, British, American, and French archives, and on numerous interviews with surviving military and civilian leaders. It also makes extensive use of hitherto unused internal army documents, as well as of private correspondence and diaries. It is thus able to shed new light on the army’s personnel and ethos, on its ties with civilian elites, on the consequences of military professionalization, and on how the army reinvented itself after the collapse of its command structure in the crisis of 1930—a reinvention that allowed the army to become the backbone of the post-1937 dictatorship of Getulio Vargas.

The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil

The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil

  • Author: Peter M. Beattie
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842050395
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil makes the last two centuries of Brazilian history come alive through the stories of mostly non-elite individuals. The pieces in this lively collection address how people experienced historical continuities and changes by exploring how they related to the rise of Brazilian national identity and the emergence of a national state. By including a broad array of historical actors from different regions, ethnicities, occupations, races, genders, and eras, The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil brings a human dimension to major economic, political, cultural, and social transitions. Because these perspectives do not always fit with the generalizations made about the predominant attitudes, values, and beliefs of different groups, they bring a welcome complexity to the understanding of Brazilian society and history.

Transforming Brazil

Transforming Brazil

A History of National Development in the Postwar Era

  • Author: Rafael R. Ioris
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317680022
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 270
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In this book, Rafael R. Ioris critically revisits the postwar context in Brazil to reexamine traditional questions and notions pertaining to the nature of Latin America’s political culture and institutions. It was in this period that the region lived some of its most intense and successful experiences of fast economic growth, which was paradoxically marred by heightened ideological divisions, political disruptions, and the emergence of widespread authoritarian rule. Combining original sources of political, diplomatic, intellectual, cultural, and labor histories, Ioris provides a comprehensive history of the fruitful debates concerning national development in postwar Brazil, a time when the so-called country of the future faced one of its best moments for consolidating political democracy and economic prosperity. He argues that traditional views on political instability have been excessively grounded on an institutional focus, which should be replaced by in-depth analysis of events on the ground. In so doing, he reveals that as national development meant very different things to multiple different social segments of the Brazilian society, no unified support could have been provided to the democratically elected political regime when things rapidly became socially and politically divisive early in the 1960s. Innovating in its multidimensional analytical scope and interdisciplinary focus, Transforming Brazil provides a rich political, cultural, and intellectual examination of a historical period characterized by rapid socio-economic changes amidst significant political instability and the heightened ideological polarization shaping the political scenario of Brazil and much of Latin America in the Cold War era.

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

From Malaria to AIDS

  • Author: Diego Armus
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822384345
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 335
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Challenging traditional approaches to medical history, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America advances understandings of disease as a social and cultural construction in Latin America. This innovative collection provides a vivid look at the latest research in the cultural history of medicine through insightful essays about how disease—whether it be cholera or aids, leprosy or mental illness—was experienced and managed in different Latin American countries and regions, at different times from the late nineteenth century to the present. Based on the idea that the meanings of sickness—and health—are contestable and subject to controversy, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America displays the richness of an interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural history. Examining diseases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, the contributors explore the production of scientific knowledge, literary metaphors for illness, domestic public health efforts, and initiatives shaped by the agendas of international agencies. They also analyze the connections between ideas of sexuality, disease, nation, and modernity; the instrumental role of certain illnesses in state-building processes; welfare efforts sponsored by the state and led by the medical professions; and the boundaries between individual and state responsibilities regarding sickness and health. Diego Armus’s introduction contextualizes the essays within the history of medicine, the history of public health, and the sociocultural history of disease. Contributors. Diego Armus, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Kathleen Elaine Bliss, Ann S. Blum, Marilia Coutinho, Marcus Cueto, Patrick Larvie, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Diana Obregón, Nancy Lays Stepan, Ann Zulawski

Casa Modernista

Casa Modernista

A History of the Brazil Modern House

  • Author: Alan Weintraub,Alan Hess
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: 9780847831753
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 323
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A rediscovery of one of the most powerful schools of Modernism. On the one hand sensual and warm, on the other rational yet rhythmic, Brazilian Modernism is the soulful alternative to its European parent, better known for theoretical rigor and cold precision. Using the modern materials of concrete and reinforced glass, as well as wood and steel, Brazilians brought to Modernism an unspoken philosophy that allowed for the free flow of nature and built forms, so that the one was not dominated by the other but rather embraced by it. The undulating and amorphous buildings of Oscar Niemeyer are perhaps the best known expressions of this philosophy, in which the typical straight line of Europe's Modern home becomes a graceful arabesque. The story of the Brazil Modern house is a tradition, a great flowering of talents and vision and a revealing new experience of Modernism, that until now has not been properly documented. Casa Modernista is the first volume to comprehensively cover this extraordinary architecture. Within its pages is featured not only the work of Niemeyer, but also that of all the most important modern architects of this extremely rich, multifaceted nation, including Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Jorge Machado Moreira, Carlos Leao, Alvaro Vital Brazil, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Joao Walter Toscano, and Abrahao Sanovicz.

A Brief History of Brazil

A Brief History of Brazil

  • Author: Teresa A. Meade
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438108214
  • Category: Brazil
  • Page: 303
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Only slightly smaller in size than the United States

Volkswagen in the Amazon

Volkswagen in the Amazon

The Tragedy of Global Development in Modern Brazil

  • Author: Antoine Acker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107197422
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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From 1973 to 1987, Volkswagen's (VW) 140,000 hectare 'pioneer' cattle ranch on the Amazon frontier laid bare the limits of capitalist development. These limits were not only economic, with the core management of a multinational company engaged in the 'integration' of an extreme world periphery, but they were also legal and ethical, with the involvement of indentured labor and massive forest burning. Its physical limits were exposed by an unpredictable ecosystem refusing to submit to VW's technological arsenal. Antoine Acker reveals how the VW ranch, a major project supported by the Brazilian military dictatorship, was planned, negotiated, and eventually undone by the intervention of internationally connected actors and events.

Colonial Roots of Modern Brazil

Colonial Roots of Modern Brazil

Papers of the Newberry Library Conference

  • Author: Dauril Alden,Newberry Library,Conference on Latin American History
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520021402
  • Category: History
  • Page: 294
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A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America

  • Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff
  • Publisher: Lawrence Clayton
  • ISBN: 9780534621582
  • Category: History
  • Page: 584
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Written specifically for students unfamiliar with Latin American history, this comprehensive narrative presents a variety of interpretations and theories from the last half of the century. The authors present main theories and analyses of the area's history, balancing economic, social and cultural views while expertly weaving in the history of minorities, women, the environment, culture, literature, and art. Primary documents begin each chapter, offering short glimpses into moments in history and setting the theme for the chapter to follow. Maps, images, bibliographies, discussion questions, and other pedagogical elements are strategically placed throughout to help students engage in research assignments, papers, and so on.

The Economic and Social History of Brazil since 1889

The Economic and Social History of Brazil since 1889

  • Author: Francisco Vidal Luna,Herbert S. Klein
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110704250X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 404
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This is the first complete economic and social history of Brazil in the modern period in any language. It provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of the Brazilian society and economy from the end of the empire in 1889 to the present day. The authors elucidate the basic trends that have defined modern Brazilian society and economy. In this period Brazil moved from being a mostly rural traditional agriculture society with only light industry and low levels of human capital to a modern literate and industrial nation. It has also transformed itself into one of the world's most important agricultural exporters. How and why this occurred is explained in this important survey.

A History of Brazil

A History of Brazil

  • Author: Joseph Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317890213
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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A clearly structured and well-informed synthesis of developments and events in Brazilian history from the colonial period to the present, this volume is aimed at non-specialized readers and students, seeking a straightforward introduction to this unique Latin American country. Divided chronologically into five main historical periods - Colonial Brazil, Empire, the First Republic, the Estado Novo and events from 1964 to the present - the book explores the politics, economy, society, and diplomacy during each phase. The emphasis on diplomacy is particularly original and adds an unusual dimension to the book.

Stringing Together a Nation

Stringing Together a Nation

Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon and the Construction of a Modern Brazil, 1906–1930

  • Author: Todd A. Diacon
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822385473
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
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Focusing on one of the most fascinating and debated figures in the history of modern Brazil, Stringing Together a Nation is the first full-length study of the life and career of Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon (1865–1958) to be published in English. In the early twentieth century, Rondon, a military engineer, led what became known as the Rondon Commission in a massive undertaking: the building of telegraph lines and roads connecting Brazil’s vast interior with its coast. Todd A. Diacon describes how, in stringing together a nation with telegraph wire, Rondon attempted to create a unified community of “Brazilians” from a population whose loyalties and identities were much more local and regional in scope. He reveals the work of the Rondon Commission as a crucial exemplar of the issues and intricacies involved in the expansion of central state authority in Brazil and in the construction of a particular kind of Brazilian nation. Using an impressive array of archival and documentary sources, Diacon chronicles the Rondon Commission’s arduous construction of telegraph lines across more than eight hundred miles of the Amazon Basin; its exploration, surveying, and mapping of vast areas of northwest Brazil; and its implementation of policies governing relations between the Brazilian state and indigenous groups. He considers the importance of Positivist philosophy to Rondon’s thought, and he highlights the Rondon Commission’s significant public relations work on behalf of nation-building efforts. He reflects on the discussions—both contemporaneous and historiographical—that have made Rondon such a fundamental and controversial figure in Brazilian cultural history.

Avoiding the Dark

Avoiding the Dark

Race and the Forging of National Culture in Modern Brazil

  • Author: Darién J. Davis
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
  • View: 8996
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"This work examines the processes by which Brazilian nationalists forged and propagated an all-inclusive national identity, which attempted to promote racial harmony in the first four decades of the twentieth century. Based on the ideas of Benedict Anderson's 'Imagined Communities' (1983), this work examines the 'imagining of Brazil' by focusing on the state, intellectual and popular conceptualizations of Brazil through important institutions such as the Ministry of Culture, and major media for national communication in the 1930s. In order to understand the formulation of Brazil's dominant national ideology in this period it is also crucial to examine the views and voices of black Brazilians and the climate within which they emerged."--BOOK JACKET.

Brazil Built

Brazil Built

The Architecture of the Modern Movement in Brazil

  • Author: Zilah Quezado Deckker
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136363769
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 280
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Brazil Built is an examination of the architecture of the Modern Movement in Brazil. In the 1940s and 1950s, Brazil acquired unprecedented prestige in the world of Modern architecture. Brazil was regarded as the country which had inherited the progressive Modernism of the pre-war period in Europe, and which, furthermore, had initiated a new phase of the assimilation of cultural and environmental considerations. This book constitutes a unique presentation of the major Modern buildings in Brazil in a historical context. Prompted by the contemporary re-evaluation of Modernism, and renewed interest in Brazil, this book examines how these Modern buildings came into being, how they came to be so highly regarded and the changing reactions to them in Brazil and abroad.

Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science

Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science

An account of recent works

  • Author: Décio Krause,Antonio Videira
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9048194229
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 354
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This volume, The Brazilian Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, is the first attempt to present to a general audience, works from Brazil on this subject. The included papers are original, covering a remarkable number of relevant topics of philosophy of science, logic and on the history of science. The Brazilian community has increased in the last years in quantity and in quality of the works, most of them being published in respectable international journals on the subject. The chapters of this volume are forwarded by a general introduction, which aims to sketch not only the contents of the chapters, but it is conceived as a historical and conceptual guide to the development of the field in Brazil. The introduction intends to be useful to the reader, and not only to the specialist, helping them to evaluate the increase in production of this country within the international context.