My Brazil: Reports from the Interior

My Brazil.jpgMy Brazil: Reports from the Interior is a new collection by anthropologist and Brazilianist Linda Rabben. This compilation of more than 80 texts includes photographs taken during field research and seminal pieces such as “The Anthropology of Human Misery” (1978); “Chico Mendes’ memory haunts Amazon forest,” National Catholic Reporter (1990); “Davi Yanomami,” from Brazil’s Indians and the Onslaught of Civilization (2004); and “Hydroxychloroquine in Brazil” (SfAA Newsletter, 2020). Subject areas include Women and Children, Environment, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Society, Politics and Religion.

Meticulously researched during more than 30 years of first-hand experience of Brazil, texts include academic and nonacademic articles, NGO reports, radio newscasts, interviews, stories and book excerpts, written in a straightforward, accessible style suitable for undergraduate and graduate students as well as general readers.

My Brazil: Reports from the Interior is available on demand in paperback from For more information, contact the author at


Children collecting water, small-town Rio Grande do Norte, 1978


Farmers unload produce at Salvador da Bahia’s lower dock, 1979


Procession honoring Iemanjá, goddess of the waters, Cachoeira, Bahia, 1979


Beggar, Teatro Municipal (site of my pre-doctoral fieldwork), Rio de Janeiro, 1980

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