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10/30/2002
09:21:54
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hello there! i'm doing a research and i choose brazil , so may you help me about something? i wanna know about family structure, and form of goverment. thanks


Anonymous
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10/30/2002
09:26:27
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Hey Jack,

For an excellent discussion of Brazilian family morality, check
out the thread "Is Incest Accepted in Brazil."


Brent
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10/30/2002
09:27:41
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Oops. That was me, by the way.


jack
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10/30/2002
09:32:36
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hey brent! can you tell me something about family structure in general?


Brent
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10/30/2002
09:35:59
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I really don't know specifics or generalities about Brazilian
families, Jack. I'm not Brazilian. But there are many helpful
Brazilians on this site (and many unhelpful ones too), and I'm
sure someone will answer your questions shortly.

Good luck with the project.



Gil
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10/30/2002
10:50:58
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Family structure?
uhn? I mean no offense but as peculiar as is our culture it is not exotic enough to have a familiar structure diferent than most of the western world. That is, we have a traditional "patriarcal" society mixed in with a modern individualistic one.

Government?
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I feel pretty dumb here, but unless I throw in some long forgotten thechnical jargon it is a representative federative republic.


Vargas
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10/30/2002
15:08:12
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Definitely read the incest thing. It will completely explain Brazil
-- some of the stuff is heavy and academic, but it's all good
info and could probably be useful in your paper or whatever.


Z
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10/31/2002
02:52:54
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That discussion has nothing to do with actual Brazil, and also has no academic backup. It doesn't even have enough brazilians participating in it, only foreigners with little to no insight of our country debating their personal views. I mean no offense, but it doesn't answer his questions, and offers a vision with a bias different than the one he seeks.


Vargas
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11/01/2002
10:16:11
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First of all Ze, how many Brazilians does it take to be "enough"
Brazilians? Second, there's academic stuff all over that
thread. For Chrissakes, someone just quoted a law professor.
And as for bias, if you read the thread, a lot of that stuff comes
right out of Brazil's history, from Brazilian contributors and
from at least one Brazilian law professor. Anyway, I hope Jack
isn't seeking bias, as you have it. Obviously he should look
around at other stuff, but I can't really see any other
discussions of Brazilian family issues on this site. No offense.


Wanda
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11/01/2002
11:03:38
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Hi, Jack!
Im Brazilian and got very interested in your research.
Im graduated in Journalism and very interested in cultural facts all over the world. Never traveled abroad but I do a lot of research through Internet, books, magazines, newspapers, etc. I guess we could help each other cause Im seeking for an English speaking contact in order to improve my language skills.
By the way, Id like to know what your research is for. Is it for academic purposes or just for personal interest? My research is exclusively for personal interest and most of it is related to Black issues. Im black, 38 year-old, female and live in Rio de Janeiro.
So, if you want, we can exchange information here or by e-mail.
Wanda.



Z
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11/01/2002
11:24:41
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It is enough brazilians when they are not overflooded with speculations from all sides. And second do not pretend to know about brazilian history, this offense seconds only to saying that we speak spanish.

By the way, our law doesn't roll over the same wheels that your does.

He asked "brazilians" for answers on subjects with some unclear definitions, not for a biased forum debate. Unless he asks more specifically I have no answer for his questions at the moment.


USCIT
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11/01/2002
21:30:59
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It would seem to me Z that a multi-lingual forum such as this one need not be steeped with academia. Should one want that type of forum, they might be better served seeking one out at a University, don't you think?

I, for one, delight in seeing an open forum where all can express their thoughts, agreed to or not, in whatever command of language they possess. And practicing English on a U.S. based forum on any subject about Brazil should certainly be fine on this one. As is open forum responses. Without concern about academe.

As to pretending to know about Brazilian history, that depends upon what you classify as pretense.

Every ruler that has ever presided over Brazil, their court or cabinet, and conduct; religious orders, explorers, the 230 Indian tribes (I know the official count is 218, but some historians seem to have found mention of others, albeit, they are probably talking about sub-tribes that are now considered part of the main) and the dozen or so that are yet uncontacted. Many of their customs, skills and conduct. The bandeiras, banderiantes, names, dates, places in many instances; secular divisions, the captaincies, marriage customs, reasons for; population of, reasons for. Problems of, and successes of, early term, mid-term, late term. The flora, fauna and land production of the many areas, and so on is really very easily accessible information. But if knowing that, or how and where to find it is pretending, sobeit.

In a forum such as this, academe seems so utterly pretentious.

And while you're stressing academia, do go back and read Jack's post. He did 'not' ask "brazilians", he stated that he 'wanted', etc..




USCIT
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11/01/2002
23:11:01
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Must correct myself on that last. The Subject line does state "Brazilians". Apologies to all.


Not some ppl
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11/03/2002
11:29:06
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Some people on this site love to 'hear themselves talk.' They
get easily excited upon finding what they've written to be
intelligent, gramatical, and "right." I'm sure you'll find what you
need on this forum.


Vargas
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11/04/2002
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To the anonymous person who wrote << Some people on this
site love to 'hear themselves talk.' They
get easily excited upon finding what they've written to be
intelligent, gramatical, and "right." >>

I can't really think of a more useless or gratuitous thing to
post than the above statement -- except maybe for this post,
which merely points out that the above post exists only to
point out that people love to post merely to 'hear themselves
talk.' Hmm... How could I make this post more useful? How
could I make it more than a gratuitous post? I know, I'll help
the above poster learn how to spell "grammatical" (note the
two "m"s). That way, my post will appear intelligent,
grammatical and "right." (Note that I chose to omit the serial
comma, which the above poster decided to include in
"intelligent, gramatical (sic), and 'right.'" Of course, debate
rages on the serial comma issue, so the only real error in the
above post is the already-addressed misspelling of
"grammatical," which the above poster spelled with one "m."
How intelligent! How grammatical! I'm right! I'm so excited!


Uh Oh
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11/04/2002
15:58:51
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Contain yourself Vargas. I know it must be hard, but do contain yourself.

Very good post. Grammatically correct and right in all that you stated. I especially liked your comment about the serial comma. But you did miss a phrase.

Not some ppl posted, 'intelligent, gramatical, and "right".'

The correct phrase would have been; 'intelligent, grammatically correct and right. Don't you think?

Oh joy! Now we can both be excited. One must not overdo it however. One must proceed with due humility.


Not Some ppl
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11/05/2002
18:08:52
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I didnt plan on spelling grammatical wrong, but I suppose it
served it's purpose. Thanks to those who responded.


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