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Brazil Incarnate

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Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown (Public Anthropology, 9)

Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class,
Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown
by Donna Goldstein

Donna M. Goldstein challenges much of what we think we know about the "culture of poverty." Drawing on more than a decade of experience in Brazil, Goldstein provides an intimate portrait of everyday life among the women of the favelas, or urban shantytowns. These women have created absurdist and black-humor storytelling practices in the face of trauma and tragedy. Goldstein helps us to understand that such joking and laughter is part of an emotional aesthetic that defines the sense of frustration and anomie endemic to the political and economic desperation of the shantytown. --book description

Brazil Incarnate

In The Flesh (Brazil Incarnate)
a five-year study on Brazilian sexuality
and body culture, with
photography by
Christopher Pillitz
, text by Paul Theroux,
and a foreward by Caetano Veloso

Carnival in Rio

Carnival In Rio (book & CD)
of Rio's Carnaval
Helmut Teissl

Gender and Society  in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

Gender And Society In
Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

by David William Foster

"Gender is an absolute ground zero for most human societies," writes David William Foster, "an absolute horizon of social subjectivity." In this book, he examines gender issues in thirteen Brazilian films made (with one exception) after the 1985 return to constitutional democracy and elimination of censorship to show how these issues arise from and comment on the sociohistorical reality of contemporary Brazilian society. --book description

O Amor Natural

O Amor Natural (VHS Video)
Citizens of Rio de Janeiro read the erotic
poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Pleasure In The Word: Erotic Writing by Latin American Women (Secret Weavers Series)

Pleasure In The Word: Erotic Writing by Latin American Women
by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert and Margarite Fernandez Olmos

The Heart is Unknown Country: Love in the Changing Economy of Northeast Brazil

The Heart Is An Unknown Country: Love In
The Changing Economy Of Northeast Brazil

by Linda-Anne Rebhun

This is a study of love, specifically of men's and women's emotional roles vis-á-vis one another in Northeast Brazil; of how people form conjugal relationships in this region; and of the impact of rapid socioeconomic change on courtship, marriage, cohabitation, and infidelity. The book is largely based on interviews with men and women who talked of their love lives with complete frankness.

How to Be a Carioca

How To Be A Carioca
an alternative tourist guide with humorous
and detailed
information on love, romance,
and social life in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
by Priscilla Ann Goslin

In Defense of Honor: Sexual Morality, Modernity, and Nation in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil

In Defense Of Honor: Sexual Morality, Modernity
And Nation In Early Twentieth Century Brazil
by Sueann Caulfield

In this book Sueann Caulfield explores the changing meanings of honor in early-twentieth-century Brazil, a period that saw an extraordinary proliferation of public debates that linked morality, modernity, honor, and national progress. --book description

Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)

Travesti: Sex, Gender And Culture
Among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes
by Don Kulick

Brazilian Women Speak: Contemporary Life Stories

Brazilian Women Speak: Contemporary Life Stories
by Daphne Patai

Patai, professor of women's studies and of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts, interviewed Brazilian women in 1981 when that country's military dictatorship was in power. ----Publishers Weekly

Sex, Drugs, and HIV/AIDS in Brazil

Sex, Drugs, And HIV/AIDS In Brazil
by Paulo Telles, James Inciardi
, Hilary Surratt

In Sex, Drugs, and HIV/AIDS in Brazil, the authors examine the complexity of the sex/drugs/AIDS linkages, analyze how Brazil's sexual culture impacts the spread of HIV, and discuss how the problems of inequality, disease, economics, and politics impact AIDS prevention programming. The book publicizes the results of a field study (PROVIVA), which was funded by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, that analyzes an AIDS prevention/intervention program as it is applied to people in Rio de Janeiro at high risk for AIDS: drug users, prostitutes, and street children. The research involved combines anthropological, sociological, and biological perspectives, and all data is gathered through empirical and ethnographic techniques.--book description

Sexuality, Politics and AIDS in Brazil (Social Aspects of Aids)

Sexuality, Politics and AIDS in Brazil
by Richard Parker

Beneath the Equator

Beneath The Equator: Cultures Of
Desire, Male Homosexuality, And
Emerging Gay Communities In Brazil

by Richard G. Parker

Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Brazil (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)

Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality In
Twentieth Century Brazil (hardcover)

Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality In
Twentieth Century Brazil (paperback)
by James Naylor Green


Bodies, Pleasures, and Passions:
Sexual Culture in Contemporary Brazil

by Richard G. Parker
limited availability (available used)

Richard Parker admits to being intrigued, seduced even, by the lure of sensual Brazil. As popular truism has it, "sin doesn't exist below the equator," and Parker set out to separate myth from reality, fairy tale from investigative report. An anthropologist, he interviewed 31 women and men, of all classes, ages, religions and sexual preferences, for an exceptionally incisive look at one country's sexual politics. Ideas about gender come in for scrutiny; so do Catholicism, conventional wisdom about health and social hygiene, and indiginous folk beliefs. --book description

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