Provides a luscious overview of the beautiful and original architecture found in the houses of Brazil, divided into sections for “Town,” Country” and “Coast,” that highlight indoor-outdoor living, use of local materials and gorgeous use of natural light.
Lucia Nagib presents a comprehensive critical survey of Brazilian film production since the mid 1990s, which has become known as the "renaissance of Brazilian cinema". Besides explaining the recent boom, this book elaborates on the new aesthetic tendencies of recent productions, as well as their relationships to earlier traditions of Brazilian cinema. Internationally acclaimed films, such as "Central Station", "Seven Days in September" and "Orpheus", are analysed alongside daringly experimental works, such as "Chronically Unfeasible", "Starry Sky" and "Perfumed Ball". Contributors include Carlos Diegues, Robert Stam, Laura Mulvey and Jose Carlos Avellar.
During the later half of the nineteenth century, a majority of Brazilian women worked, most as domestic servants, either slave or free. House and Street re-creates the working and personal lives of these women, drawing on a wealth of documentation from archival, court, and church records. Lauderdale Graham traces the intricate and ambivalent relations that existed between masters and servants. She shows how for servants the house could be a place of protection—as well as oppression—while the street could be dangerous—but also more autonomous. She integrates her discoveries with larger events taking place in Rio de Janeiro during the period, including the epidemics of the 1850s, the abolition of slavery, the demolition of slums, and major improvements in sanitation during the first decade of the 1900s. House and Street was originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1988. For this paperback edition, Lauderdale Graham has provided a new introduction.
"An incisive, nuanced, and multidimensional case study. Martes challenges and revises accepted notions of ethnic solidarity, and emphasizes how much more diversity exists among the Brazilian newcomers than typically has been recognized."--Marilyn Halter, Boston University "Provides a rich and detailed account of the varied motivations and experiences of Brazilian emigrants to the United States. Martes explores a number of topics, including economic strategies unique to the Brazilian community, the roles of Catholic and evangelical Protestant churches in the lives of Brazilian immigrants, and issues of ethnic and racial identity in the United States, where categories of 'race' are conceptualized quite differently than in Brazil."--Cassandra White, Georgia State University Ana Cristina Martes presents a sociodemographic profile of Brazilian immigrants in Boston and addresses the major challenges they face in their efforts to navigate complicated economic relationships in the U.S. Using an ethnographic approach, Martes unpacks the complex intragroup dynamics of this population with particular emphasis on work life, the role of the church, and the always churning issues of racial and ethnic identity formation. Originally published in Portuguese as Brasileiros Nos Estados Unidos, and heavily revised by the author for the English edition, New Immigrants, New Land offers an incisive, nuanced, and multidimensional case study of Brazilians in Massachusetts and the second largest Brazilian immigrant population in the United States.