Utopias and dystopias in the Amazonian social landscape

Nugent, Stephen. 2009. Utopias and dystopias in the Amazonian social landscape. In: Cristina Adams; Ruy Murrieta; Walter Neves and Mark Harris, eds. Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environment: political ecology, invisibility and modernity in the rainforest. Springer, pp. 21-32. ISBN 978-1-4020-9282-4 [Book Section]

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Amazonia is never quite what it seems. Despite regular attention in the media and numerous academic studies the Brazilian Amazon is rarely appreciated as a historical place home to a range of different societies. Often left invisible are the families who are making a living from the rivers and forests of the region. Broadly characterizing these people as peasants Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environment seeks to bring together research by anthropologists, historians, political ecologists and biologists.
A new paradigm emerges which helps understand the way in which Amazonian modernity has developed. This book addresses a comprehensive range of questions from the politics of conservation and sustainable development to the organization of women’s work and the diet and health of Amazonian people. Apart from offering an analysis of a neglected aspect of Amazonia this collection represents a unique interdisciplinary exercise on the nature of one of the most beguiling regions of the world.

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Book Section

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Anthropology

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2009UNSPECIFIED

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18968

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22 Sep 2016 10:43

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16 Jun 2017 12:40

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18968

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