Brazil since 1985
(see also Brazil, Brazil: Military Regime, Brazil: Amazon Region, Brazil: Northeast, Brazil: Church & Society, Brazil: Black History, Life & Values, Brazil & the US & Brazil: Lula & the Worker's Party)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
World Guide (Montevideo)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST). Landless Workers' Movement, English-language site.
Armijo, Leslie Elliott. "Inflation & insouciance: the peculiar Brazilian game," Latin American Research Review 32,3 (1996):7-46.
Baer, Werner & Charles C. Mueller. "Environmental aspects of Brazil's economic development," Luso-Brazilian Review 33,1 (1996):21-42.
Banck, Geert A. "Mass consumption & urban contest in Brazil: some reflections on lifestyle & class," Bulletin of Latin American Research 13,1 (1994):45-60.
Bragheto, José Domingos. "Brazil: drama of child day-laborers," LADOC 4,1 (1/88):4-6.
Burbach, Roger. "Attacking neoliberals in Brazil," Nation (10/12/98):19-21.
Caldeira, Teresa P.R. & James Holston. "Democracy, law, & violence: disjunctions of Brazilian citizenship," Comparative Studies in Society & History 41 (1999):691-729.
Chaffin, Joshua. "Brazil raises cane," Sacramento News & Review (10/25/01):16. Campaign to export ethanol to US.
Gay, Robert. "Democracy & popular organization in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro," Review of Latin American Studies 4,1-2 (1991):138-60.
Gouveia Neto, Raul de. "How Brazil competes in the global defense industry," Latin American Research Review 26,3 (1991):83-108.
Levine, Robert M. "Colonial legacies at 20th C.'s end," Luso-Brazilian Review 33,1 (1996):43-58.
Maxwell, Kenneth. "The two Brazils," Wilson Quarterly (win 99).
Mische, Ann. "Projecting democracy: the formation of citizenship across youth networks in Brazil," in Tilly (ed.) Citizenship, Identity & Social History (NY, 1995).
Neuwirth, Robert. "Letter from Brazil," Nation (7/10/00):29-31. Favela politics in Rio de Janeiro.
Shankland, Alex. "Herbert de Souza (interview)," New Internationalist (2/95):31.
Wolfe, Joel. "Social movements & the state in Brazil," Latin American Research Review 28,1 (1993):248-57.
Zaverucha, Jorge. "Fragile democracy & the militarization of public safety in Brazil," Latin American Perspectives 112,3 (5/00).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Albuquerque, Severino J. Tentative Transgressions: Homosexuality, AIDS & the Theater in Brazil (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 2003).
Alvarez, Sonia E. Engendering Democracy in Brazil: Women's Movements in Transition Politics (Princeton, 1990).
Chacel, Julian M.; Pamela S. Falk & David V. Fleischer (eds.) Brazil's Economic & Political Future (Boulder, 1988).
Danaher, Kevin & Michael Shellenberger (eds.) Fighting for the Soul of Brazil (NY: Monthly Review, 1995).
Dimenstein, Gilberto. Brazil: War on Children (London, 1991).
Eakin, Marshall E. Brazil: The Once & Future Country (NY, 1997).
Font, Mauricio. Transforming Brazil: A Reform Era in Perspective (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).
Global Justice Center. Human Rights in Brazil-2001 (SF: Global Exchange, 2002).
Gay, Robert. Lucia: Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman (Philadelphia: Temple, 2005).
Graham, Lawrence S. & Robert H. Wilson (eds.) The Political Economy of Brazil: Public Policies in an Era of Transition (Austin: U. Texas, 1991).
Gregori, Maria Filomena. Viração: experiencias de meninos nas ruas (São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2000).
Guillermoprieto, Alma. Samba (NY: Knopf, 1990).
Guimarães, Roberto P. The Ecopolitics of Development in the Third World: Politics & Environment in Brazil (Boulder, 1994).
Hagopian, Frances. Traditional Politics & Regime Change in Brazil (NY: Cambridge, 1996).
Haines, Gerald K. The Americanization of Brazil (Wilmington DE, 1989).
Hersgaard, Mark. Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future (NY: Broadway, 1998).
Hess, David J. & Roberto A. da Matta (eds.) The Brazilian Puzzle: Culture on the Borderlands of the Western World (NY: Columbia, 1995).
Hunter, Wendy. Eroding Military Influence in Brazil: Politicians Against Soldiers (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1997).
Kingstone, Peter R. & Timothy J. Power (eds.) Democratic Brazil: Actors, Institutions & Processes (Pittsburgh PA: U. Pittsburgh, 2000).
Kowarick, Lúcio. Social Struggles & the City: The Case of São Paulo (NY: Monthly Review, 1994).
Levine, Robert M. & John J. Crocitti (eds.) The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Durham NC: Duke, 1999).
Parker, Richard G. Bodies, Pleasures, & Passions: Sexual Culture in Contemporary Brazil (Boston: Beacon, 1991).
__________. Beneath the Equator: Cultures of Desire, Male Homosexuality & Emerging Gay Communities in Brazil (NY: Columbia, 1998).
Payne, Leigh A. Brazilian Industrialists & Democratic Change (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1994).
Ramos, Alcida Rita. Indigenism: Ethnic Politics in Brazil (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1998).
Sanders, Thomas G. Brazil 1988 (Indianapolis, 1988).
Schneider, Ronald M. Brazil: Culture & Politics in a New Industrial Powerhouse (Boulder, 1996).
Smith, Anne-Marie. A Forced Agreement: Press Acquiescence to Censorship in Brazil (Pittsburgh: U. Pittsburgh, 1997).
Stepan, Alfred. Democratizing Brazil: Problems of Transition & Consolidation (NY: Oxford, 1989).
Weyland, Kurt. Democracy without Equity: Failures of Reform in Brazil (Pittsburgh: U. Pittsburgh, 1996).
__________. Democracy & Equity: Redistributive Policy Making in Brazil (Pittsburgh: U. Pittsburgh, 1996).
Wood, Charles H. & José Alberto Magno de Carvalho. Demography & Inequity in Brazil (Cambridge, 1988).
Zaverucha, Jorge. Frágil democracia: Collor, Itamar, FHC e os militares (1990-1998) (Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 2000).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Amores de rua" [?], dir. Eunice Gutman, ?m. On sex work in Rio de Janeiro.
"Benita da Silva" , dir. Eunice Gutman, 29m. From Cinema Guild. Profiles first black woman elected to Brazilian Parliament, as representative of Rio's favelas.
"Central Station" , dir. Walter Salles, 106m. From Facets Video.
"City of God (Cidade de Deus)" , dir. Fernando Meirelles, ?m. In video stores. Drug trade in Rio de Janeiro.
"Children of Rio" , dir. Thierry Michel, 48m. From Filmakers Library.
"The Children's War" , dir. Sandra Werneck, 52m. From Cinema Guild. Examines war of extermination Brazilian society was waging against street children.
"The Debt Game: Who Owes Whom" , dir. Eduardo Coutinho, 58m. From LAVA.
"Frei Tito" , dir. Marlene França, ?m.
"That's My Face (E minha cara) ", dir. Thomas Allen Harris, 56m. From LAVA. Explores street children's lives, focusing on crime, drugs, prostitution & police brutality.
"Isle of Flowers (Ilha das flores)" , dir. Jorge Furtado, 13m. Devastating commentary on social inequality.
"Land for Rose" , dir.?, 83m. From Cinema Guild. Massive demonstrations, marches & protests demanding land reform in Brazil.
"Meninos de rua" , dir. Marlene França, ?m.
"Movement for the Defense of Favelas" ,dir. Julio Wainer, 26m. From LAVA. Slum dwellers organize to improve their lives.
"Palavra de mulher" [?], dir. Eunice Gutman, ?m. On Brazilian women's role at Beijing World Conference on Women.
"The Other Side of Your Home" , dir. Renato Barbieri, 19m. From LAVA. Social segregation of street people.
"Segredos de Amor" [?], dir. Eunice Gutman, ?m. On lesbian life.
"Talking Strong Vibes [Axe de Fala]" , by TV Viva, 4m. From LAVA.