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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 possible 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 zone. but, because Conquest, Amazonia has been associated with the worldwide industry and, after a protracted and sundry heritage of colonization and improvement tasks, Amazonia is peopled by means of many specific cultural teams who stay principally invisible to the surface 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 thoughts in accordance with altering markets and transferring linkages with political and financial actors at neighborhood, nearby, nationwide, and foreign levels.

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

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

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