Envisioning Brazil

Envisioning Brazil

A Guide to Brazilian Studies in the United States, 1945-2003

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    Envisioning Brazil is a comprehensive and sweeping assessment of Brazilian studies in the United States. Focusing on synthesis and interpretation and assessing trends and perspectives, this reference work provides an overview of the writings on Brazil by United States scholars since 1945.
    "The Development of Brazilian Studies in the United States," provides an overview of Brazilian Studies in North American universities. "Perspectives from the Disciplines" surveys the various academic disciplines that cultivate Brazilian studies: Portuguese language studies, Brazilian literature, art, music, history, anthropology, Amazonian ethnology, economics, politics, and sociology. "Counterpoints: Brazilian Studies in Britain and France" places the contributions of U.S. scholars in an international perspective. "Bibliographic and Reference Sources" offers a chronology of key publications, an essay on the impact of the digital age on Brazilian sources, and a selective bibliography.


    Envisioning Brazil is a comprehensive and sweeping assessment of Brazilian studies in the United States. Focusing on synthesis and interpretation and assessing trends and perspectives, this reference work provides an overview of the writings on Brazil by United States scholars since 1945.
    "The Development of Brazilian Studies in the United States," provides an overview of Brazilian Studies in North American universities. "Perspectives from the Disciplines" surveys the various academic disciplines that cultivate Brazilian studies: Portuguese language studies, Brazilian literature, art, music, history, anthropology, Amazonian ethnology, economics, politics, and sociology. "Counterpoints: Brazilian Studies in Britain and France" places the contributions of U.S. scholars in an international perspective. "Bibliographic and Reference Sources" offers a chronology of key publications, an essay on the impact of the digital age on Brazilian sources, and a selective bibliography.



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For students and scholars, Eakin (history, Vanderbilt University) and Almeida, a Brazilian diplomat, compile 17 essays commissioned by the Brazilian embassy in 1999 and presented at a seminar there in 2000. It was first published in Portuguese in 2002 as O Brasil dos brasilianistas and updated for this volume. Aiming to promote Brazil studies, the volume is an evaluation of US scholarship in the field since 1945. Essays describe developments in research and teaching; specific research in fields of Portuguese, literature, history, anthropology, political science, sociology, international relations, and geography; contributions of British historians and a comparison US and French scholarship; and a look at important sources. Scholars are from Brazil and the US. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2005
ISBN: 9780299207731
0299207730
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 515 pages)

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