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Author Browder, John O.

Title Rainforest cities : urbanization, development, and globalization of the Brazilian Amazon / John O. Browder and Brian J. Godfrey.

Published New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, [1997]


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 UniM Bail  307.121609811 BROW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvi, 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-399) and index.
Contents 1. Amazon Town Revisited: New Urban Realities on Brazil's Rainforest Frontier -- 2. Theoretical Perspectives on Frontier Urbanization: Toward an Urban Systems Approach -- 3. Geopolitics, Regional Development, and Urbanization: Historical Dynamics of Amazon Frontier Expansion -- 4. A Pluralistic Theory of Disarticulated Urbanization -- 5. Metropolitan Centers in Amazonia: Regional Cities and Urban Primacy -- 6. Crossroads of the Dawn: Urbanization of Rondonia's Populist Frontier -- 7. Instant Cities of Southern Para: Urbanization of a Contested Corporatist Frontier -- 8. Migration, Social Mobility, and Income Generation in Urban Amazonia -- 9. Frontier Urbanization in the Global Periphery: Regional Disarticulation and Surplus Extraction -- 10. Frontier Urbanization and Environmental Change in Amazonia -- 11. Patterns of Development and Urbanization on the Global Periphery.
Summary This is the first comprehensive analysis of urbanization in the Brazilian Amazon. Drawing on comparative household and sectoral survey research, the authors find that the growth of Amazon cities fits no single current theory of urbanization; instead they propose a pluralistic theory of "disarticulated urbanization" to explain the region's varied and volatile settlement patterns.
Other author Godfrey, Brian J.
Subject City planning -- Amazon River Region.
Regional planning -- Amazon River Region.
Land use, Rural -- Amazon River Region.
Land settlement patterns -- Amazon River Region.
Amazon River Region -- Social conditions.
Amazon River Region -- Economic conditions.
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