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's always awarded as a likely homogeneous position: a lush tropical jungle teeming with unique flora and fauna and plant variety, in addition to a few of the indigenous populations that inhabit the sector. but, considering Conquest, Amazonia has been associated with the worldwide industry and, after a protracted and sundry historical past of colonization and improvement tasks, Amazonia is peopled by means of many particular cultural teams who stay principally invisible to the skin global 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 concepts in line with altering markets and transferring linkages with political and monetary actors at neighborhood, nearby, nationwide, and overseas levels.

This ebook explores the range of adjusting identities and cultural landscapes rising in several corners of this speedily altering region.

This e-book used to be released as a distinct factor of the Journal of Cultural Geography.

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