Types and myths in the brazilian thought

Its is quite frequent in the Brazilian thought the "ideal types" elaborated by different authors and that have become emblematic, notorious or even definitive, sometimes representing myths. That is the case of the bandeirantes (a colonial crusaders), the gaúcho, Jeca Tatu, Macunaíma, the cordial man and others. It is worth contemplating this aspect of Brazilian culture and thought.

Brazilian thought; Brazilian culture; Ideal types; Myths

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