Brazil Inside Out 2nd Edition
Brazil stands tall on the world stage as host for the world cup and olympic and paralympic games, attracting millions of new tourists to a country of dazzling scenery and welcoming people. In today's world, it is remarkable for the lack of serious ethnic, religious or racial conflict. Yet Brazil also faces huge challenges: combining economic growth with measures to reduce the huge social inequality inherited from its slave-owning past, respecting ethnic and cultural diversity, ensuring a popular say in government, meeting energy needs while preserving the environment – especially the Amazon rainforest – and adapting to climate change. Now an economic recession has exposed flaws in the economic model and corruption scandals have come close to paralysing the government. Nationwide protests suggest that, despite the new prosperity and measures to redistribute income, the government has not done enough to satisfy the demands of the poor and emerging middle classes. But for all its problems, Brazil is still the country of sun,sea, sand and sex, the exuberance displayed in carnival. This short book provides an introduction to the country for the student and traveller alike, people who want to know more about the real Brazil than is found in an ordinary guidebook.
Table of Contents
Map of Brazil
1 The Olympics, Exclusion and Football
6 The Economy
7 The Amazon and the Environment
Where to go, what to see
‘From football to the Amazon forest, Brazil Inside Out smoothly surveys the vast landscape of Brazilian society, economics and politics. Longtime Brazil hands Jan Rocha and Francis McDonagh share their expert knowledge in a compact and readable volume, perfect for the long flight down to the Olympics – and a second reading on the way home.’
Linda Rabben is an American anthropologist, human rights advocate and author of books about Brazilian and other human rights issues.
‘Brazil Inside Out is a great short read for those who want to learn about this huge, fascinating, complex and contradictory nation, written with real insight into what makes Brazil and Brazilians tick.
Liz Throssell is a former BBC correspondent in Brazil
‘Whether you are a regular traveller to Brazil or visiting for the first time, Brazil Inside Out guarantees to entertain as well as to inform. Rocha and McDonagh are both expert insiders, but they wear their knowledge lightly. The result is one of the most insightful, enjoyable introductions to Brazil for quite some time.’
Oliver Balch is author of Viva South America!
‘Latin America Bureau are past masters at providing informative and insightful introductions to the region. With this guide they’ve combined regional knowledge with football insight to produce the indispensable read for World Cup 2014, home and away.’
Mark Perryman is author of Ingerland: Travels with a Football Nation
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