The Samba Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

The Samba
A book report on "Samba" by Alma Guillermoprieto's and the understanding of Brazilian society Guillermoprieto obtained by learning about the Samba.
# 89678 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Anthropology (Cultural) , English (Analysis) , Music Studies (General)

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This paper presents a report on the book, "Samba", by Alma Guillermoprieto, noting how the author develops a view of Brazilian society through one of the institutions in that society, the samba school, which she reports on first hand by spending a year learning the dance and becoming steeped in the culture of the samba and the carnival when thousands of samba dancers meet.

From the Paper:

"The samba schools she describes come from the poorest areas of Brazil, the favelas, poor sections of the city of Rio on the hills around the core of that city. In her discussion, she shows how this particular institution relates to the people, to the tradition of carnival, and to ideas of social cohesion and even the form and structure of crime in the country. A little research shows much about Brazil, much that is illustrated in a different way in Guillermoprieto's narrative."

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