Book Launch: Brazil: A Century of Change

March 24, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
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Latin American Program

PAULO SÉRGIO PINHEIRO, Co-editor of "A Century of Change"; Professor of Political Science at the University of São Paulo and former secretary of state for human rights for Brazil

JERRY DÁVILA, Author of Foreword of "A Century of Change"; Interim Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists, most of whom are Brazilian, provide expert perspectives on the social, economic, and cultural challenges that face Brazil as it seeks future directions in the age of globalization. All of the contributors connect past, present, and future Brazil. Their analyses converge on the observation that although Brazil has undergone radical changes during the past one hundred years, trenchant legacies of social and economic inequality remain to be addressed in the new century. A foreword by Jerry Dávila highlights the volume's contributions for a new, English-reading audience.

The contributors are Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira, Cristovam Buarque, Aspásia Camargo, Gilberto Dupas, Celso Furtado, Afrânio Garcia, Celso Lafer, José Seixas Lourenço, Renato Ortiz, Moacir Palmeira, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Ignacy Sachs, Paulo Singer, Hervé Thery, and Jorge Wilheim.

The book is published by University of North Carolina Press.


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