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 various ecological and cultural landscapes. it's always awarded as a probably homogeneous position: a lush tropical jungle teeming with unique flora and fauna and plant variety, in addition to a number of the indigenous populations that inhabit the area. but, considering that Conquest, Amazonia has been associated with the worldwide industry and, after a protracted and sundry historical past of colonization and improvement initiatives, Amazonia is peopled via many certain cultural teams who stay principally invisible to the surface international 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 thoughts according to altering markets and moving linkages with political and monetary actors at neighborhood, nearby, nationwide, and overseas levels.
This publication explores the variety of adjusting identities and cultural landscapes rising in numerous corners of this swiftly altering region.
This booklet 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