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Victims of the miracle : development and the Indians of Brazil

Author: Shelton H Davis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1977.
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The Brazilian government's effort to develop the immense Amazon region has created widespread controversy. Written in a clear, nonacademic style, Victims of the Miracle is the first in-depth account by an anthropologist of the social and environmental impact of the Amazon development program. Shelton Davis begins with an examination of the economic history of the Amazon Basin from World War II through the building  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelton H Davis
ISBN: 0521217385 9780521217385 0521292468 9780521292467
OCLC Number: 2896320
Description: xviii, 205 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Brazilian Indian policy: an historical overview --
The economic history of the Brazilian Amazon, 1940-1970 --
Development plans in the postwar period --
The significance of the military coup of 1964 --
Contemporary Indian policy in Brazil, 1970-1975 --
The Villas Boas brothers and Indian policy in Brazil --
Pacification expeditions along the Trans-Amazon highway network --
The invasion of the Aripuana Indian Park --
Indian policy and the Amazon mining frontier --
The social and ecological effects of the Polamazonia Program, 1975 to 1979 --
The rise of agribusiness in Brazil --
The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon --
The Amazon Basin: implication for U.S. foreign policy in Brazil.
Other Titles: Development and the Indians of Brazil
Responsibility: Shelton H. Davis.

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The Brazilian government's effort to develop the immense Amazon region has created widespread controversy. Written in a clear, nonacademic style, Victims of the Miracle is the first in-depth account by an anthropologist of the social and environmental impact of the Amazon development program. Shelton Davis begins with an examination of the economic history of the Amazon Basin from World War II through the building of the Trans-Amazon Highway in 1970. He then analyzes contemporary Indian policy in Brazil and discusses the effects that highway construction and mining development projects have had on a number of Indian tribes. He also describes the rise of agribusiness in Brazil and the environmental damage caused by the recent deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. -- Publisher description.

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