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Rainforest cities : urbanization, development, and globalization of the Brazilian Amazon

Author: John O Browder; Brian J Godfrey
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Comprehensive and useful analysis of region's urbanization process. Compares eastern and western segments, and illustrates heterogeneity of urban frontier. Concludes that current theories of urbanization are inappropriate for Amazonian cities"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John O Browder; Brian J Godfrey
ISBN: 0231106548 9780231106542 0231106556 9780231106559
OCLC Number: 35223047
Description: xxvi, 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: John O. Browder and Brian J. Godfrey.
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Drawing upon surveys conducted in Rondonia, a predominately populist frontier, and Southern Para, a contested corporatist area, this text seeks to explain the diverse patterns of spatial organization  Read more...

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Brings into focus the entire urban dimension of environmental change in Amazonia. Read the book and you will find it enlarges your understanding of the worlds last great rainforest frontier. It Read more...

 
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