and repetition of derogatory discoure
are as different as chalk and cheese.' The Sharif family should prove its innocence by documentary evidence instead of maligning the judiciary.
By highlighting the polarizing, often antagonistic, relationship between litoral/interior belief systems and nationalist discoure
in Brazilian social thought, she problematizes the different representations of the typified human inhabitants and interpretations of the interior regions, which vary from the archaic, barbarous, and underdeveloped (exemplified through abandoned and ailing spaces plagued with misery, violence, political corruption, disease, and drought) to romanticized and idealized picturesque versions.