Brazil on the Rise has ratings and 54 reviews. Fred said: Larry Rohter is an important figure in American is one of the few jounalist f. In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil’s history, culture, and. Brazil on the rise – book by Larry Rohter. Brazil on the rise- the story of a country transformed is a book which fills the need and curiosity of the world which has.
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I also would not fit in with the idea of bending rules for some people and brail others, and rubbing elbows with people in order to get what you want. It’s ok and I found it useful when we visited Brazil.
Nationalism and Paranoia in the Junglewhich Eakin again glosses over. It has a unique focus, part history, part economic, part geography, part culture, and large part sociology.
Through interviews with larrry important political, business, cultural, and religious leader on the scene, Rohter delivers a sharp and fresh account of the country’s rapid and radical changes, uncovering” rixe Brazil continues its meteoric rise, this is an authoritative guide to understanding a country that will be a major player on the world stage in the years ahead. Worthwhile but does bog down sufficiently in some chapters.
His analysis on Brazil’s economy are well-researched but at times a bit dry. The Story of a Country Transformed. All in all, the book will be welcomed by those with little knowledge of Brazil who want a readable, informative and up-to-date overview of the country, and in particular of the causes and consequences of the significant changes it is currently undergoing.
Choice Review This lively overview of a major yet unfamiliar emerging global power, based on decades of work for Newsweek and The New York Times, provides an engaging introduction to politics, economics, culture, and development. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly In his grazil book, Rohter, a former New York Times bureau chief for Rio de Janeiro, breezes through Brazil’s colonial history and then organizes an examination of contemporary events around themes like race, arts, industry, and the Amazon.
After a brief review of history and culture, journalist Rohter tackles issues ranging from racism and lifestyle carnival, beaches, soccer to cultural production, with a stress on changing industry, agriculture, energy, and national and international politics.
With the recent granting of the Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, Rohter’s accomplished overview proves a solid brush-up. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Brazil on the rise: Larry wrote absolute what and how Brazil is. International Politics in Larry Rohter knows the country inside out, loves it, and yet is able to bring an objective lens to help us understand where Brazil is coming from, the opportunities and challenges that it faces today, and its manifest destiny.
Going beyond the popular stereotypes of samba, supermodels, and soccer, he shows us a stunning and varied landscape–from breathtaking tropical He not only addresses the stereotypical Brazilian topics of soccer, beaches, and the Amazon, but he also tackles such complex subjects as oil, race, and politics, concentrating on the last 25 years, during which, owing to continuity within its own political system and stability in its national currency and overall economy, Brazil has become a major contributor to global politics and economics for arguably the first time in its history.
Overall it gives a great overview of the country’s history, society and politics. A must-read for anyone professionally interested in Brazil and an excellent read for those personally or intellectually curious about it.
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I was surprised by how thorough Larry Rohter was in his insights, but then again he is married to a Brazilian and did live in the country for 15 years. They are also societies whose cornerstone is optimism If you are looking to how the Brazilian culture with a nice writing style, this is your guide.
I think it is brasil great conversation starter. Aiming to go beyond the popular stereotypes and media representations, he discusses a stunning and hhe landscape and how a complex and vibrant people defy definition.
Winning in Emerging Markets: The “country of the future” reveals itself — A history of booms and busts — Sin and salvation south of the equator — The myth of a racial paradise — The tropical lifestyle — Creativity, culture, and “cannibalism” — Industrial giant, agricultural superpower — Energy to burn: Brazilians are friendly, easygoing and naturally happy.
It is lqrry unstable, domestic consumption is too low given how much wealth flows to the rich and middle class people have to spend too much on personal security of their homes to become the dynamic force they could be.
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I feel like it have a greater knowledge rohtee the country and its culture. Petroleum, Ethanol, and Hydropower p. Rather, he is part of a growing number of India-watchers. I’m reading as many Brazil books as I can find. Brazil on the Rise.
You might also like Book review: With Brazil leading the charge of the Latin American decade, this critically acclaimed history is the authoritative guide to understanding its meteoric rise. You cannot easily build an advanced industrial economy rohhter such profound inequality as Brazil has. Click here to cancel reply. In the former, he writes about the history of the country, while also covering some of the corruption and inequaliti Very interesting book about a fascinating country undergoing transition at the moment.
Israel – Island of Success: Jun 04, Taylor McNeese rated it liked it Shelves: It gise definitely fise the type of subject matter I choose for interest as I am not into politics or economics at all, but I still enjoyed reading all the info here, and learning about topics I don’t usually particularly enjoy. A reference page nrazil national wildlife parks, botanical gardens, prominent museums, landmarks, etc might have been nice to include for readers rohterr would consider vacationing in the country.
All in all, interesting information but not at all objective and was definitely written for a malleable, pro-market American audience. Dec 27, John rated it it was amazing. Brazil, we learn, is a wildly enthralling country with a vast racial background, an enormous amount of agricultural opportunity, and a generally laissez-faire attitude; its influence on the rest of the world is substantial.
The discussions of race chapter 3 and the social role of major leisure pursuits such as football and carnival chapter 4for example, are generally lively and perceptive, whilst chapter 5 provides a somewhat dry description of the achievements over many decades of major figures from the arts, which is not effectively integrated into the overall theme of the book.