The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry: An Historical Anthropology

Nugent, Stephen L. 2017. The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry: An Historical Anthropology. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781138894037 [Book]

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Abstract or Description

This book offers a revisionist account of the Amazon rubber industry 1820-present. In analyzing the long-term, stable commodity chain linking remote forest tappers and key industrial processes in Europe and North America, it challenges widely held assumptions rubber production and rubber trade as well as the persistence of a hyper- naturalistic ‘lost world’ of the Amazon where ‘the challenge of the tropics’ is still to be faced and the ‘frontiers of development’ are still to be settled.

Item Type:

Book

Keywords:

Amazon, rubber, commodity chain, World Systems Theory, capitalism, extractivism, anthropology, historical anthropology, London rubber industry, tropical naturalism, peripheral capitalism, shoe manufacture

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

5 December 2017

Item ID:

21040

Date Deposited:

22 Sep 2017 09:54

Last Modified:

28 Aug 2019 15:46

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21040

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