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Author Sociedades Caboclas Amazônicas : Modernidade e Invisibilidade (2002 : Universidade de São Paulo)

Title Amazon peasant societies in a changing environment : political ecology, invisibility and modernity in the rainforest / [edited] by Cristina Adams [and others]
Published [Dordrecht] ; London : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 358 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Humanities, Social Science and Law (Springer)
Humanities, Social Science and Law (Springer)
Contents Utopias and dystopias in the Amazonian social landscape / Stephen Nugent -- Landscape transformation and language change : a case study in Amazonian historical ecology / William Balée -- Mixed Indians, Caboclos and Curibocas : historical analysis of a process of miscegenation; Rio Negro (Brazil), 18th and 19th centuries / Décio de Alencar Guzmán -- 'Sempre ajeitando' (always adjusting) : an Amazonian way of being in time / Mark Harris -- Traditional peoples : introduction to the political ecology critique of a notion / Henyo Barretto Filho -- The domestic economy in Mamirauá, Tefé, Amazonas State / Deborah de Magalhães Lima -- Patterns of resource use by Caboclo communities in the middle-lower Amazon / Fábio de Castro -- Agriculture intensification, economic identity, and shared invisibility in Amazonian peasantry : Caboclos and colonists in comparative perspective / Eduardo Brondizio -- The use of and access to forest resources : the Caboclos of the lower Amazon and their socio-cultural attributes / Célia Futemma -- Women, gender relations and decision-making in Caboclo households in the Amazon estuary / Andrea Siqueira -- 'I love flowers' : home gardens, aesthetics and gender roles in a riverine Caboclo community in the lower Amazon, Brazil / Rui Murrieta and Antoinette WinklerPrins -- Bread of the land : the invisibility of manioc in the Amazon / Cristina Adams [and others] -- Socio-ecology of health and disease : the effects of invisibility on the Caboclo populations of the Amazon / Hilton Silva
Summary 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 women'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
Notes "Translated and updated version of: Adams, C., Murrieta R., & Neves, W.A. (2006). Sociedades caboclas amazônicas : modernidade e Invisibilidade (1a ed.). São Paulo: Annablume"--Title page verso
Papers presented at the workshop "Sociedades Caboclas Amazônicas : Modernidade e Invisibilidade," held in June 2002 at Universidade de São Paulo. Cf. pref., acknowledgments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Caboclos (Brazilian people) -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Caboclos (Brazilian people) -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.
Caboclos (Brazilian people) -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.
Peasants -- Brazil.
Ethnology -- Brazil.
Ethnology -- Amazon River Region.
Peasants -- Amazon River Region.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Adams, Cristina.
ISBN 1281920460
Other Titles Sociedades caboclas amazônicas. English
Political ecology, invisibility and modernity in the rainforest