Course Detail
Course Components:
An introduction to the culture of Brazil. Consideration of Brazil as a multicultural society, comparing it to other major settler societies of the New World, including the U.S. and the rest of Latin America. We will consider Indian societies before and after contact, and we will compare slavery in the U.S. and Brazil. Why have race relations and definitions of race developed differently in the two countries? We will look at authority, class, and violence. We will examine the culture of religion, sexuality, Carnival, music, and the media.