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Author Nobbs-Thiessen, Ben, author.

Title Landscape of migration : mobility and environmental change on Bolivia's tropical frontier, 1952 to the present / Ben Nobbs-Thiessen
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Series Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Contents Moving pictures : narrative, aesthetic, and Bolivia's frontier imaginary -- Military bases and rubber tires : Okinawans and Mennonites at the margins of nation, revolution, and empire, 1952-1968 -- Abandonment issues : speaking to the state from the Andes and Amazonia, 1952-1968 -- To minister or administer : faith and frontier development in revolutionary and authoritarian Bolivia, 1952-1982 -- A sort of backwoods guerrilla warfare : Mexican Mennonites and the South American soy boom, 1967-present
Summary "In the wake of a 1952 revolution, leaders of Bolivia's National Revolutionary Movement (MNR) embarked on a program of internal colonization known as the "March to the East." They encouraged hundreds of thousands of Indigenous Bolivians to relocate from the "overcrowded" Andes to the tropical lowlands, but also welcomed surprising transnational migrant streams, including horse-and-buggy Mennonites from Mexico and displaced Okinawans from across the Pacific. Ben Nobbs-Thiessen details the multifaceted results of these migrations on the environment of the South American interior"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Agriculture and state -- Bolivia -- Santa Cruz (Department) -- History -- 20th century
Indigenous peoples -- Colonization -- Bolivia -- Santa Cruz (Department) -- History -- 20th century
Mennonites -- Colonization -- Bolivia -- Santa Cruz (Department) -- History -- 20th century
Migration, Internal -- Bolivia -- Santa Cruz (Department) -- History -- 20th century
Ryukyuans -- Colonization -- Bolivia -- Santa Cruz (Department) -- History -- 20th century
Agriculture and state.
Emigration and immigration.
Mennonites -- Colonization.
Migration, Internal.
Politics and government.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
Bolivia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
Bolivia -- History -- Revolution, 1952.
Bolivia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Bolivia -- Santa Cruz (Department)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469656116