Nov 8, 2018, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
3rd Floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall


Event Description

In an extraordinary journey that spans five hundred years, from European colonization to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling’s Brazil: A Biography (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018) offers a rich, dramatic history of this complex country. The authors not only reconstruct the epic story of the nation but follow the shifting byways of food, art, and popular culture; the plights of minorities; and the ups and downs of economic cycles. Drawing on a range of original scholarship in history, anthropology, political science, and economics, Schwarcz and Starling reveal a long process of unfinished social, political, and economic progress and struggle, a story in which the troubled legacy of the mixing of races and postcolonial political dysfunction persist to this day.

A book forum with Lilia M. Schwarcz (Professor of Anthropology, Universidade de São Paulo; Visiting Professor, Princeton University). Followed by a reception.