Subject Area: Brazil

Brazil and the Discovery of America. Narrative, History, Fiction 1492-1992
1996 0-7734-8804-9
These essays are specifically devoted to the Brazilian dimension of quincentenary speculations - interdisciplinary studies in historical, political, cultural, literary, and linguistic perspectives

Brazilian Short Story in the Late Twentieth Century. A Selection From Nineteen Authors
2009 0-7734-4904-3
The present volume contributes to the small corpus of Brazilian short fiction currently available in English.

British American Loyalists in Canada and U.S. Southern Confederates in Brazil. Exiles From the United States
1993 0-7734-9384-0
The first sociological study (using social anthropology techniques) of the descendants of British American Loyalists in Canada (Fredericton, Montreal, Toronto, et al.), and of the Southern Confederates in their capital Americana in Brazil. It examines the way political exiles who left their country (persuaded that their political causes were lost) decided to concentrate their efforts in the host countries on the survival of their cultures only. It documents the techniques through which the two groups (original exiles and their descendants) achieved that cultural survival and prominent places in their host-countries.

Case of Lima Barreto and Realism in the Brazilian 'Belle Epoque'
1998 0-7734-8493-0
This study endeavors to resolve some of the ideological and literary contradictions in Barreto's fictional world, and to shift critical focus away from the crusading content of his prose fiction and toward a reassessment of the way his thematic informs his novels and shorter fiction. It views him as an inheritor of European cultural baggage that was philosophical as well as literary.

Conflicts of Property Rights of Land in Brazil. The Moral Economy of Carioca Tenancies
2015 1-4955-0416-6
This research examines the major process of expropriation underlying the creation of private property. It reveals that the wave of expropriation was not entirely an external force affecting defenseless individuals but rather there was willing participation and action by members of the affected community to initiate change in property rights and ownership.

Democracy and Race in Brazil, Britain and the United States Reaching for Higher Ground
1997 0-7734-8729-8
This study examines the relationship between democracy and the politics of race from a cross-national comparative perspective, examining specifically how Black people fare in the political systems of Britain, Brazil, and the United States. The book addresses questions about the role of race in the development of democratic ideology, theory and systems of governance, and the levels of difference and commonality in the political experiences of people of African descent in the diaspora. Traditional tools of comparative political science are used to examine the role of race and race-related issues in each nation, and each nation-state chapter traces the historical relationship between the development of democracy and the politics of race. The study identifies the processes and factors that are the result of the specific national or political differences and those that may be the result of systemic factors that commonly occur in democratic contexts. This study makes an important contribution to the field of political science, and the sub-fields of comparative politics, race/ethnic politics, and will be of interest to the related fields of sociology and history.

How Brazilian Films Developed Multiple National Identities, 1930-2000
2011 0-7734-3946-3
This text is the first to move beyond the traditional implementation of anthropophagy by using the theoretical construct of cannibalism to examine the role of popular cinema in shaping the nation’s identity and the changing pressures on national cinema in the current global environment of cultural production.

Influence of John Ruskin on the Teaching of Drawing in Brazil
2012 0-7734-1573-4
This text is the first to examine Ruskin’s architecture as but one product, along with his political and philosophical views, of his internal logic. The text further examines the influence of that logic on Brazil’s industrialization efforts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Interdisciplinary Study of the Ox and the Slave (Bumba-Meu-Boi). A Satirical Music Drama in Brazil
2003 0-7734-6690-8
This interdisciplinary study sheds light on the communal creative process of music and discusses the process of music change in Bumba-meu-Boi, and provides an example of exo-semantic analysis in the quest for the truth of this folk drama. It argues that Bumba-meu-Boi, sheds light on 18th century Brazil, and reveals existing levels of interaction between classes (master-slave, oppressor-oppressed) on sugar can plantations and mills. A sociologist perspective demonstrates that the structure of the Bumba-meu-Boi reflects a similar network of relations as they exist in communities where it is performed. The study contains a glossary, comprehensive bibliography, and a reproduction of the entire play.

New Frontiers in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Scholarship. Como Se Fue El Maestro
1994 0-7734-9117-1
These 32 essays cover social, ecclesiastical, political and economic history as well as literary theory, comparative literature, and translation theory. They also cover time and space: Catalonia, Galicia, Castile, Portugal, Germany, Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, and Brazil, from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century. Hispanists around the world will recognize and appreciate the intertextuality of these essays. This collection bears the subtitle Como se fue el Maestro and is intended to pay homage to Derek Lomax and acknowledge his place in the pantheon of scholars of late twentieth-century Spain.

Piano Works of the Brazilian Composer Marlos Nobre. A Guide to the Repertoire
2012 0-7734-2936-0
This presents a detailed and well articulated analysis of the piano works of Marlos Nobre. Nobre is a Brazilian composer who has taught at Yale, the Universities of Indiana, Oklahoma, Arizona, and the Juilliard School. His strong personal connection to the beloved instrument in his first composition, Homenagem a Ernesto Nazareth, Op. 1a 1959, until his latest piano creation, Frevo, Op.105 in 2007 are explained and discussed. The music represents the rich cultural heritage of his current home in Pernambuco, and in the introduction the early musical influences are explained in his own words. The background information on his early life provides a fascinating glimpse into the musical tastes that formed his personal identity as a composer. In alluding to Brazilian folk music, this work will appeal to ethnomusicologists, sociologists, as well as musicologists, and piano composers.

Policy Making and Education Reform in the Development of Latin American Social Democracy. The Role of the Left in Brazil and Chile
2011 0-7734-1433-9
What is social democracy in Latin America and what has been its impact on public policy? This work uses case studies to examine the approaches of three Latin American governments to educational policy.

Richard Burton, a traveller in Brazil, 1865-1868
2001 0-7734-7645-8
This work is a study on The Highlands of the Brazil, the travel chronicle written by Sir Richard Burton in 1869. It deals with visions of modernity and perceptions of the future. Taking Burton’s narrative as point of departure, it focuses on a rhetorical pattern that can be traced back to the 16th century, that of ‘a land of the future’. It examines how that discourse was reinvented and applied throughout the second half of the 19th century, while simultaneously being questioned or abandoned by less optimistic interpreters. It takes other texts into consideration: those written by foreign visitors such as Arthur de Gobineau, Louis Agassiz, Johann Spix, Karl Martius, William Hadfield; and those by Brazilian authors such as Silvío Romero, André Rebouças, Nina Rodrigues, and Euclides da Cunha. It also examines the years Richard Burton spent in Brazil, largely ignored by biographers.

Studies in the Literary Achievement of João Guimarães Rosa. The Foremost Brazilian Writer of the Twentieth Century
2012 0-7734-3953-6
This collection of centenary conference essays examines and analyzes the literature of João Guimarães Rosa and his impact on literature.