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Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Jeffrey D. Needell

Abstract

Emergent Brazil comprehends Brazil’s complexity by going at it in a number of varied but interrelated ways. It is organized into six parts: Brazil, today and yesterday, combining a deft historical survey and an edgy appraisal of the street movement of 2013; it then uses specific foci to get at Brazil’s political scene; Brazil’s urban scene; Brazil’s religions in the modern world; the ongoing and potential global impact of Brazilian agriculture and Amazonia; and Brazil’s new global diplomatic role. The many anthologies about contemporary Brazil do not take on so much, because they cannot; that ... More

Keywords: Brazil, BRICS, Amazonia, economic development, international affairs, nuclear energy, urban violence, religion, commodities, consumption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060675
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060675.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey D. Needell, editor
University of Florida

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Introduction

Jeffrey D. Needell

I Brazil, Today and Yesterday

2 Brazilian Spring or Brazilian Autumn?

Fernando Lattman-Weltman

II Brazil’s Political Scene

III Brazil’s Urban Scene

5 Crime Victimization in Brazil, 2009

Charles H. Wood and Ludmila Ribeiro

6 Pacification Urbanism

Mariana Cavalcanti

IV Brazilian Religions and the World

9 The Global Spread of Brazilian Religions

Cristina Rocha and Manuel A. Vásquez

V Brazilian Forest and Field to the World

10 Biofuels

Roberto Rodrigues

VI Brazil’s New Diplomatic Role in the World

14 Brazil

Carlo Patti

End Matter