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Author Nugent, Stephen (Stephen L.)

Title Amazonian caboclo society : an essay on invisibility and peasant economy / Stephen Nugent.

Published Providence, RI : Berg, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  981.15 NUGE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series Explorations in anthropology.
Explorations in anthropology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-273) and index.
Summary Traditionally, Non-Indian societies in Brazilian Amazonia - 'caboclo' - are treated by anthropologists as relics of the haphazard development of Amazonia - leftovers of the colonial enterprise and have therefore received little serious attention. This volume attempts to redress this imbalance by looking closely at the encompassing nature of peasant society in Brazilian Amazonia. The first part of the book is concerned with the concept of caboclo as it emerges in anthropological and Amazonianist disclosure. The second examines a historical 'caboclo' society (in Santarem, Para) from a broadly ethnographic viewpoint. Three different modes of peasant livelihood and their relation to the impact of the Transamazon Highway are then fully discussed, followed by a detailed examination of the 'sustainable- development' thesis using research from another part of Amazonia - the Guama River. Overall, this volume aims to examine the reasons for the relative 'invisibility' of caboclo society and to place it in a historical perspective.
Subject Caboclos (Brazilian people) -- Brazil -- Santarém (Pará) -- Social conditions.
Caboclos (Brazilian people) -- Brazil -- Santarém (Pará) -- Economic conditions.
Peasants -- Brazil -- Santarém (Pará)
Human ecology -- Brazil -- Santarém (Pará)
Santarém (Pará, Brazil) -- Social conditions.
Santarém (Pará, Brazil) -- Economic conditions.
ISBN 0854967567