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Book Forum | Brazil: A Biography

Lilia M. Schwarcz, Professor of Anthropology, Universidade de São Paulo (USP); Visiting Professor, Princeton University
Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Aaron Burr Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium
Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

In an extraordinary journey that spans five hundred years, from European colonization to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling’s Brazil: A Biography (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018) offers a rich, dramatic history of this complex country. The authors not only reconstruct the epic story of the nation but follow the shifting byways of food, art, and popular culture; the plights of minorities; and the ups and downs of economic cycles. Drawing on a range of original scholarship in history, anthropology, political science, and economics, Schwarcz and Starling reveal a long process of unfinished social, political, and economic progress and struggle, a story in which the troubled legacy of the mixing of races and postcolonial political dysfunction persist to this day.

A book forum with Lilia M. Schwarcz (Professor of Anthropology, Universidade de São Paulo; Visiting Professor, Princeton University). Followed by a reception.

Discussants:
Jeremy Adelman
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History
Director, Global History Lab

João Biehl
Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology
Co-Director, Global Health Program
Co-Director, Brazil LAB

Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of Anthropology.

Please contact Carole Frantzen with any questions.

Sponsored by
Brazil LAB