Amazonian Geographies: Emerging Identities and Landscapes by Jacqueline M. Vadjunec,Marianne Schmink

By Jacqueline M. Vadjunec,Marianne Schmink

Amazonia exists in our mind's eye in addition to at the flooring. 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 is usually offered as a doubtless homogeneous position: a lush tropical jungle teeming with unique natural world and plant variety, in addition to some of the indigenous populations that inhabit the sector. but, due to the fact 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 distinctive cultural teams who stay mostly invisible to the skin global regardless of their expanding integration into international 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 techniques in accordance with altering markets and transferring linkages with political and fiscal actors at neighborhood, nearby, nationwide, and foreign levels.

This publication explores the range of adjusting identities and cultural landscapes rising in numerous corners of this swiftly altering region.

This booklet used to be released as a different factor of the Journal of Cultural Geography.

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