Brazil: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)
For many people Brazil conjures up images of football, Carnaval,and the finest coffee in the world. But the country is much morethan beaches and bossa nova, although the sound of samba is anexcellent starting point for exploring this vibrant, captivating,and infinitely complex land.The fundamental concept to understand is that there is not onebut several Brazils, not only because of its varied geography andracial mix, but also in time: sixteenth-century ways coexist withtwenty-first century lifestyles. It is a true melting pot of racesand cultures, and yet despite this, there is a strong sense ofnational identity.Culture Smart! Brazil aims to help you discover this fascinatingcountry for yourself. It introduces the Brazilian people, theirvalues, customs, and traditions; how they go about their daily lifeand spend their leisure time; and the way they think and dobusiness. It describes the historical circumstances and influencesthat have shaped Brazilian society, allowing for a more sensitiveand comprehensive interaction for everyone involved!