The Challenge of Traditions in Brazil Today

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André Bueno

Abstract

The formation of Brazilian culture is relatively new in the world history. With just over five hundred years of existence, Brazil was created from several different cultural sources: indigenous, European, African and Asian. This situation created a rich and complex situation, which makes many believe a genuine Brazilian civilization, with its own characteristics. However, after 1989, with the apparent end of the Cold War, the political situation in Brazil has changed significantly. Without the conflict “Capitalism x Socialism”, it created a vacuum in Brazilian politics: what options the Brazilians would have to reorganize their society? The search for cultural origins seemed an excellent substitute for this: Brazilians began to use religious or cultural theories as forms of political thought, invoking the traditions to solve social problems. But, what traditions? In a multifaceted country, which traditions can guide the future? And again, which is the concept of “traditional” in Brazilian mentality? In this paper, I will try to present this complex scenario of the current Brazil; a field of struggle between conflicting traditions and religions in search of political and social space.

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BUENO, André. The Challenge of Traditions in Brazil Today. Annals of the University of Bucharest - Philosophy Series, [S.l.], v. 64, n. 2, oct. 2016. ISSN 0068-3175. Available at: <http://annals.ub-filosofie.ro/index.php/annals/article/view/206>. Date accessed: 21 july 2017.
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traditions; Brazil; religious dialogue
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