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 numerous ecological and cultural landscapes. it's always provided as a possible homogeneous position: a lush tropical jungle teeming with unique natural world and plant range, in addition to a few of the indigenous populations that inhabit the area. but, considering the fact that Conquest, Amazonia has been associated with the worldwide industry and, after a protracted and sundry historical past of colonization and improvement tasks, Amazonia is peopled via many distinctive cultural teams who stay mostly invisible to the skin global regardless of their expanding integration into worldwide markets and worldwide politics. hundreds of 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 innovations in keeping with altering markets and transferring linkages with political and financial actors at neighborhood, local, nationwide, and foreign levels.
This ebook explores the range of fixing identities and cultural landscapes rising in numerous corners of this quickly altering region.
This publication was once released as a different factor of the Journal of Cultural Geography.
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Amazonian Geographies: Emerging Identities and Landscapes by Jacqueline M. Vadjunec,Marianne Schmink