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Faculty resources for internationalization at Brenau
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  • Brazil with Michael Palin  Icon

    Four video collection:

    Out of Africa - Brazil in the 21st century has become a global player. With a booming economy and massive social changes, there is a swagger to this once-sleeping giant.

    Amazonia - Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world - both in terms of population and geography. Over 192 million people call this land their home.

    The Road to Rio - In the third part of his Brazilian odyssey, Michael Palin visits the source of Brazil's great mineral wealth and then travels to one of the world's greatest cities.

    The Deep South - In the final episode of his travels through Brazil, Michael Palin finds many surprises as he encounters the rich diversity of the European and Asian cultures.


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Dancing with the Devil in the City of God - Juliana Barbassa  Icon
Call Number: Non-fiction Biography BROWSE F2646.2 .B37 2015
ISBN: 9781476756257
Publication Date: 2015-07-28

A deeply reported and beautifully written biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa. Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a predictable, pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order--and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn't be higher. With a cast of larger-than-life characters who are driving this fast-moving juggernaut or who risk getting caught in its gears, this kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio introduces the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes, revealing their aspirations and their grit, their violence, their hungers and their splendor, and shedding light on the future of this city they are building together.

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Circus Maximus - Andrew Zimbalist
Call Number: Sports Economics eBook
ISBN: 9780815726517
Publication Date: 2015-01-14

The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazil's total expenditures are thought to have been as much as $20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the site of the 2022 World Cup, is estimating that it will spend $200 billion. How did we get here? And is it worth it? Those are among the questions noted sports economist Andrew Zimbalist answers in Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup. Both the Olympics and the World Cup are touted as major economic boons for the countries that host them, and the competition is fierce to win hosting rights. Developing countries especially see the events as a chance to stand in the world’s spotlight. Circus Maximus traces the path of the Olympic Games and the World Cup from noble sporting events to exhibits of excess. It exposes the hollowness of the claims made by their private industry boosters and government supporters, all illustrated through a series of case studies ripping open the experiences of Barcelona, Sochi, Rio, and London. Zimbalist finds no net economic gains for the countries that have played host to the Olympics or the World Cup. While the wealthy may profit, those in the middle and lower income brackets do not, and Zimbalist predicts more outbursts of political anger like that seen in Brazil surrounding the 2014 World Cup.

Global Awareness

  • Federative Republic of Brazil - CultureGrams World Edition  Icon
    We go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

    History... The People... Customs & Courtesies... Lifestyle... Society...
  • Brazil - World Factbook by the CIA
    Geography... People and Society... Government... Economy... Energy... Communications... Transportation... Military and Security
  • Brazil - Country Insights from Global Affairs Canada
    Cultural Information plus links to additional sources on History... Geography... Culture... Politics... Economy... Media
  • Brazil - Culture Crossing Guide
    Very basic social facts
  • Brazil 2015 Country Review
    An in-depth 250 page overview of political, economic, social, and environmental conditions.
  • Brazil Country Profile - BBC News
    Profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
  • Brazil Guide: Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette
    Useful for researching Brazilian culture, customs, manners, etiquette, values and wanting to understand the people better. This is a very basic level introduction and is not meant to stereotype all Brazilian people you may meet!
  • Brazil: Five Centuries of Change  Icon
    A comprehensive timeline of Brazilian political, social, economic, and cultural history.
    Images, discussion questions, essays, and charts organized according to topic within each chapter.
    Theme pages with information on recurring threads within Brazilian history.
    A glossary
    A list of recommended historic literature and films on key themes

Health Sciences

The Arts

Civic Engagement


  • Brazil Country Commercial Guide
    Provides a broad overview of the market and the top reasons why U.S. companies should consider exporting to Brazil. Recommends strategies for entering the market and summarizes challenges or barriers for U.S. companies.
  • Doing Business in Brazil
    This booklet is designed to give some general information to those contemplating doing business in Brazil. It covers general information, economic structure and business environment, foreign investment and business opportunities, regulatory environment, financial sector, and labor relations.
  • Deloitte: Doing Business in Brazil  Icon
    Includes Brazilian Panorama (Overview of Brazil, The Political and Institutional Panorama, Brazilian History, Business Structure in Brazil, Brazil in the World, BRICS, Latin America), Investment in Brazil, The Legal and Tax System, The Capital Market.

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