By Jacqueline M. Vadjunec,Marianne Schmink
Amazonia exists in our mind's eye in addition to at the flooring. it's a mysterious and robust build in our psyches but stocks a number of (trans)national borders and numerous ecological and cultural landscapes. it is usually awarded as a likely homogeneous position: a lush tropical jungle teeming with unique natural world and plant variety, in addition to many of the indigenous populations that inhabit the zone. but, considering 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 by way of many unique cultural teams who stay principally invisible to the surface global regardless of their expanding integration into international markets and international 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 thoughts in line with altering markets and moving linkages with political and monetary actors at neighborhood, nearby, nationwide, and foreign levels.
This booklet explores the variety of fixing identities and cultural landscapes rising in several corners of this quickly altering region.
This ebook used to be released as a different factor of the Journal of Cultural Geography.
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