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A future for Amazonia : Randy Borman and Cofán environmental politics

Author: Michael Cepek
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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Blending ethnography with a fascinating personal story, A Future for Amazonia is an account of a political movement that arose in the early 1990s in response to decades of attacks on the lands and peoples of eastern Ecuador, one of the world's most culturally and biologically diverse places. After generations of ruin at the hands of colonizing farmers, transnational oil companies, and Colombian armed factions, the
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Named Person: Randall Borman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cepek
ISBN: 9780292739499 0292739494 9780292739505 0292739508
OCLC Number: 824684158
Description: xvi, 256 s. : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Cofan Possibilities --
Part I: An Individual and a People --
1. Agency: The Emergence of an Intercultural Leader --
2. Identity: Collectivity and Difference --
3. Value: The Dilemma of Being Cofan --
Part II: An Experiment in Indigenous and Environmental Politics --
4. The NGO: Institutionalizing Activism --
5. The Forest: Collaborating with Science and Conservation --
6. The School in the City: Producing the Cofan of the Future --
Conclusion: A Possible Forest --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: by Michael Cepek

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A remarkable story of empowerment, tracing the efforts of Randy Borman, the "gringo chief " who stemmed the tide of dispossession and rainforest destruction beginning in the 1990s and helped the  Read more...

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"Cepek has done a marvelous job in documenting and explaining the nuances and narratives of the Cofan story. . . . The book, which is easy to read and very well written, is highly recommended, Read more...

 
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