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Envisioning Brazil
A Guide to Brazilian Studies in the United States
Edited by Marshall C. Eakin and Paulo Roberto de Almeida

"A 'state of the art' collection on Brazilian studiesI know of no book that attempts to do what this book does. It lays out themes and issues that advance the scholarly understanding of South America's largest and most important nation."
—Margo Milleret, University of New Mexico

This comprehensive and sweeping assessment of Brazilian studies in the United States examines trends and perspectives, providing an overview of the writings by the foremost U.S. scholars of Brazil 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 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 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 bibliography.

Marshall C. Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University and the executive director of the Brazilian Studies Association, is the author and editor of several books, including Tropical Capitalism: The Industrialization of Belo Horizonte and Brazil: The Once and Future Country. Paulo Roberto de Almeida is a Brazilian diplomat and the author of several books on economic international relations and the diplomatic history of Brazil, including Une Histoire du Brésil: Pour comprendre le Brésil contemporain and Le Mercosud: Un marché commun pour L'Amérique du Sud.

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Envisioning Brazil's cover has an abstract eye,with a globe of the night sky surrounded by a golden eye shape, and a green field superior with red and white stripe inferior

July 2005
LC: 2005001336 F
532 pp.   6 x 9

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