During the 1990s Rio de Janeiro earned the epithet of 'divided city', an image underscored by the contrast between its upper-class buildings and nearby hillside 'favelas.' The city's cultural production, however, has been shaped by porous boundaries and multi-ethnic encounters. Drawing on a broad range of historical, theoretical and literary sources, Porous City generates new ways of understanding Rio's past, its role in the making of Brazilian culture, and its significance to key global debates about modernity and urban practices. This book offers an original perspective on Rio de Janeiro that focuses on the New City, one of the most compelling spaces in the history of modern cities. Once known as both a 'Little Africa' and as a 'Jewish Neighborhood,' the New City was an important reference for prominent writers, artists, pioneering social scientists and foreign visitors (from Christian missionaries to Orson Welles). It played a crucial role in foundational narratives of Brazil as 'the country of carnival' and as a 'racial democracy.' Going back to the neighborhood's creation by royal decree in 1811, this study sheds light on how initially marginalized practices -like samba music- became emblematic of national identity. A critical crossroads of Rio, the New City was largely razed for the construction of a monumental avenue during World War II. Popular musicians protested, but 'progress' in the automobile age had a price. The area is now being rediscovered due to developments spurred by the 2016 Olympics. At another moment of transition, Porous City revisits this fascinating metropolis.
Are you looking for a way to ignite your romantic life and feel sexy on a deeper level? Author and Colorado esthetician Molly Aldrich advocates getting a Brazilian wax to celebrate yourself and your sexuality. A Brazilian is just one tool in the toolbox of life that allows a woman to declare that she is sensual and sexy.
In How to Get the Perfect Brazilian Wax, Aldrich demystifies the waxing process and presents a plethora of information for those interested in Brazilian waxing. She explores issues related to health, well-being, and self-image with sensitivity and passion. This step-by-step guide Explains the different types of waxing procedures Identifies appropriate waxing practices Recommends questions to ask when setting up an appointment Provides suggestions for preparing for the appointment Discusses what to expect during the appointment Describes managing aftercare Answers the (sometimes) embarrassing waxing questions With more than ten years of experience in the waxing business, Aldrich has touched the lives of many women who have taken a step toward recognizing their potential as a woman who is sexy and desirable-a hot goddess.
This ancient tale about brotherly love could not be more timely. Told for centuries by Jewish, Christian and Muslim people, its theme of peaceable sharing and goodwill is relevant to adults and children alike. AGES: 3-7 SELLING POINTS: Inter-Faith Dialogue: Attributed to Solomon, this wisdom tale is linked to the founding of Jerusalem and is common to all three of the monotheistic faiths, making it a powerful resource for discussions around common human values Visual Literacy: The visual narrative in this picture book is striking for its clarity and simplicity, giving children the opportunity to guess what is happening as the story unfolds Social & Emotional Development: This story describes the friendship between two farmer brothers. The way in which each decides to deal with a bumper harvest will open many conversations about social equality and sharing AUTHOR: Chris Smith is a storyteller who has worked with UNICEF and Oxfam in the West Bank and in Gaza. The power of traditional stories is a source of inspiration for Chris, and he wrote this book "to combine my love of story with the wish for the peoples of Israel and Palestine to find peace." Chris lives in Oxford, England. ILLUSTRATOR: Aurelia Fronty is a painter, illustrator and textile artist. Traditional art from around the world has always inspired her, particularly the use of pattern on domestic items and textiles. Aurelia and her family live in Montreuil, France.
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