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(2014-09-16)This thesis is a critical reflection on the contemporary phenomenon of the “Gastronomic Boom” in Peru—a seemingly sudden surge in interest, development, marketing, and exportation of gourmet Peruvian cuisine. I examine ...
(2014-05-30)México is the world’s point of origin for corn, with thousands of different varieties all sprouting from one common ancestor, teosinte. It is due to this culturally rich and biologically diverse history of corn in México ...
(2013-08-22)Over the years, Brazilian cinema has added many internationally critically acclaimed films to the world of cinema. While some critics would argue that Brazilian cinema itself has established itself as a key player in ...
(2013-05-24)Between 1951 until the mid-1970s Brazil went through a phase of intense economic growth and development of its industry. This study aims to study the period in which the military took power and became responsible for ...
(2012-06-27)In Brazil of the early twentieth century one of the most important signs of prestige was (and still is) skin color. In the city of São Paulo black skin color was such a negative signifier that it prevented many educated ...