Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environment

Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environment

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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 womena€™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.The Marquis exempted such manual labour of the abjection it would normally have held during the eighteenth century. ... Trade Company ceased operations, the African importation contracts transferred to the CacheuCom- pany, though with low volumes (Salles, 1988, p. 28). It was only with the creation of the Grand- Para and Maranhao General Company in 1756 that the a#39;stocka#39; of African slaves swelledanbsp;...

Title:Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environment
Author:Cristina Adams, Rui S. S. Murrieta, Walter A. Neves, Mark Harris
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-12-02


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