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Rowan Ireland

Rowan Ireland is a Reader in Sociology at La Trobe
University. Author of Kingdoms Come: Religion and
Politics in Brazil
, he has been researching, teaching
and writing about Brazil for many years.

Rowan Ireland reviews ‘A Death in Brazil: A book of omissions’ by Peter Robb

December 2003–January 2004, no. 257 01 December 2003
Australian writer Peter Robb has once again written a whole, complex, foreign society into our comprehension. This time it is Brazil, its myriad worlds of experience, its cruelly stolid immobility and exhilarating changefulness, its very incoherence, somehow made accessible to our understanding. In 1996 Robb’s Midnight in Sicily was published to international acclaim. He had set himself the task ... (read more)