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
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 Davila highlights
the volume's contributions for a new, English-reading audience.
The contributors are Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira, Cristovam
Buarque, Aspasia Camargo, Gilberto Dupas, Celso Furtado, Afranio
Garcia, Celso Lafer, Jose Seixas Lourenco, Renato Ortiz, Moacir
Palmeira, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Ignacy Sachs, Paulo Singer, Herve
Thery, and Jorge Wilheim.