By Jacqueline M. Vadjunec,Marianne Schmink
Amazonia exists in our mind's eye in addition to at the floor. it's a mysterious and strong build in our psyches but stocks a number of (trans)national borders and various ecological and cultural landscapes. it's always offered as a likely homogeneous position: a lush tropical jungle teeming with unique natural world and plant range, in addition to many of the indigenous populations that inhabit the sector. but, on the grounds that Conquest, Amazonia has been associated with the worldwide industry and, after an extended and sundry historical past of colonization and improvement tasks, Amazonia is peopled via many detailed cultural teams who stay principally invisible to the surface global regardless of their expanding integration into worldwide markets and worldwide politics. thousands of rubber tappers, neo-native teams, peasants, river dwellers, and concrete citizens proceed to form and re-shape the cultural panorama as they adapt their livelihood practices and political recommendations in keeping with altering markets and transferring linkages with political and monetary actors at neighborhood, nearby, nationwide, and foreign levels.
This e-book explores the variety of adjusting identities and cultural landscapes rising in numerous corners of this swiftly altering region.
This ebook was once released as a unique factor of the Journal of Cultural Geography.
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Amazonian Geographies: Emerging Identities and Landscapes by Jacqueline M. Vadjunec,Marianne Schmink