‘The Co-ordinates of identity in Amazonia: At Play in the Fields of Culture’

Nugent, Stephen. 1997. ‘The Co-ordinates of identity in Amazonia: At Play in the Fields of Culture’. Critique of Anthropology, 17(1), pp. 33-51. ISSN 0308-275X [Article]

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This article looks at aspects of identity/culture formation in Lower Brazilian Amazonia, focusing in particular on the negotiability of the term caboclo, a (generally) pejorative term widely used to refer to various types of Ama zonian peasants. It is argued that changing evaluations of caboclo society reflect not only the so-called 'integration' of Amazonia following Transamazônica (and related projects), but also reflect the effects of a changed research environment in which the 'culture industry' of anthropology operates.

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Anthropology > Centre for Visual Anthropology (CVA)


March 1997Published

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