Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais
Print version ISSN 0102-6909
IANNI, Octavio. Types and myths in Brazilian thought.Translated byPlinio Dentzien. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2005, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0102-6909.
"Ideal types" elaborated by different authors and that have become emblematic, notorious or even definitive, sometimes representing myths are quite frequent in Brazilian thought. That is the case of the bandeirantes (colonial crusaders), the gaúcho, Jeca Tatu, Macunaíma, cordial man and others. It is worth contemplating this aspect of Brazilian culture and thought.
Keywords : Brazilian thought; Brazilian culture; Ideal types; Myths.