Brazil: A Century of Change

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Ignacy Sachs, Jorge Wilheim, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro
Univ of North Carolina Press, Apr 15, 2009 - History - 392 pages
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Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists, most of whom are Brazilian, provide expert perspectives on the social, economic, and cultural challenges that face Brazil as it seeks future directions in the age of globalization.

All of the contributors connect past, present, and future Brazil. Their analyses converge on the observation that although Brazil has undergone radical changes during the past one hundred years, trenchant legacies of social and economic inequality remain to be addressed in the new century. A foreword by Jerry Davila highlights the volume's contributions for a new, English-reading audience.

The contributors are Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira, Cristovam Buarque, Aspasia Camargo, Gilberto Dupas, Celso Furtado, Afranio Garcia, Celso Lafer, Jose Seixas Lourenco, Renato Ortiz, Moacir Palmeira, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Ignacy Sachs, Paulo Singer, Herve Thery, and Jorge Wilheim.

 

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Contents

1 A Cartographic and Statistical Portrait of TwentiethCentury Brazil
1
Social Transformation in Rural Brazil during the Twentieth Century
20
3 Economic Evolution and the International Connection
55
4 Brazil and the World
101
5 Culture and Society
120
6 From the Patrimonial State to the Managerial State
141
7 Political Transition and the Unrule of Law in the Republic
174
8 Federalism and National Identity
216
Five Hundred Years of Discoveries
271
11 When the Future Arrives
291
12 The Challenges of the Globalized Economy
300
13 Metropolises and the Far West in the Twentyfirst Century
320
14 Quo Vadis Brazil?
332
Contributors
345
Index
349
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Past Progress and Future Prospects
253

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Ignacy Sachs is professor at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris.

Jorge Wilheim is a Brazilian architect, planner, and former government official.

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro is professor of political science at the University of Sao Paulo.

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