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The Brazilian people : the formation and meaning of Brazil

Author: Darcy Ribeiro; Gregory Rabassa
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first English-language translation of the culmination of the life work of Darcy Ribeiro, one of Brazil's leading twentieth-century intellectuals, known internationally both for his work in Indian affairs and for his political activism. First published as O Povo Brosileiro in 1995, two years before Ribeiro's death, it quickly became a controversial best-seller." "Offering a sweeping overview of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darcy Ribeiro; Gregory Rabassa
ISBN: 0813017777 9780813017778
OCLC Number: 43118250
Description: xviii, 332 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Elizabeth Lowe --
pt. I. New World. 1. Ethnic Roots. 2. Confrontation of Worlds. 3. Civilization Process --
pt. II. Ethnic Gestation. 4. Human Nursery. 5. Human Gristmills. 6. Bellies and Ballocks --
pt. III. Sociocultural Process. 7. Adventure and Routine. 8. Chaotic Urbanization. 9. Class, Color, and Prejudice. 10. Assimilation or Segregation. 11. Order versus Progress --
pt. IV. Brazilians in History. 12. Brazils. 13. Southern Brazils. 14. National Destiny.
Other Titles: Povo brasileiro.
Responsibility: by Darcy Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa.

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This English translation from the original Portuguese presents an aesthetic of the Brazilian people as a whole. The author, known for his work in Indian affairs and for his political activism, dwells  Read more...

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"[This] new book by Darcy Ribeiro . . . is the corollary of an effort that began long ago, untiring and coherent, destined to recognize the anonymous heroism of mulattos and caboclos . . . children Read more...

 
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