Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes original research related to the literatures and cultures of the diverse communities of the Portuguese-speaking world from a broad range of academic, critical and theoretical approaches.
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 23/24
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 23/24
Economies of Relation: Money and Personalism in the Lusophone World
Guest editor: Roger Sansi-Roca

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2013 . 550 pp. 6 x 9"
Essays / Luso-Brazilian Studies

$39.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-14-6


A collection of provocative and insightful essays on the representations of money in Brazil and the Lusophone world

"Money does not bring happiness."For Roberto Da Matta, in Carnivals, Rogues, and Heroes (1979), this saying embodies the ambivalence surrounding money in Brazil, a legacy of a Lusophone cultural tradition that privileges personal relationships over impersonal commodified exchange. This volume of Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies questions this tradition from the perspective of different disciplines. Does money stand in contrast to personal relations? And, if so, is this really particular to Lusophone or, more widely, Latin cultures — as opposed to, say, Anglo-American cultures or Protestantism generally? This book will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, history, literary criticism and Luso-Brazilian studies.

The Collection