Brazil and the Americas

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Brazil and the Americas

Lecture Notes AMST-A 100 4/1/2014

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Amst-A 100 - What Is America?

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AMST-A100 1st Edition Lecture 19 Outline of Last Lecture I. Appropriation (Keyword) II. ADRs, American studies and the history of the Americas III. Hale Outline of Current Lecture I. Brazil and the Americas II. Religion, race, and nation in Brazil a. Race in Brazil (or “race” in Brazil?) b. Race and nationalism in Brazil Current Lecture Brazil and the Americas  American studies takes a transnational and hemispheric perspective on the Americas  The societies of America today began with European colonization, and all of the European powers that colonized the Americas were involved with the transatlantic slave trade o With the exception of sovereign indigenous societies  The Americas have always been economically, politically, and culturally interconnected.  The US has often treated Latin America and Caribbean as part of its domain. o Ex) the flow of people across borders through immigration and tourism blur the boundaries between the societies of the Americas  Brazil and the US are similar in size and demographics o Brazil occupies 86% of the area that US does o Brazil has about 2/3 of the population of the US o Both populations are relatively diverse  Like the US, Brazil also has exceptionally high levels of social inequality and violent crime. These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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