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The rise and fall of the Amazon rubber industry : an historical anthropology

Author: Stephen Nugent
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nugent offers the first in-depth historical anthropology of the most widely recognised feature of the Amazonian region - the dramatic rise and fall of the Amazon rubber industry"--

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Nugent
ISBN: 9781138894037 1138894036 9781138894020 1138894028
OCLC Number: 1008992581
Description: xv, 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : Amazon rubber boom, tapping into the past --
Requiem for the Amazon rubber boom --
This substance called rubber : Hevea and its relations --
Anthropological rubber in the Amazon --
Postcards from El Dorado : an overview of historical accounts of the rubber industry --
Embedded tropes and the shift of time --
Failure as a stage of modernization : part 1 : narratives of failure --
Failure as a stage of modernization : part 2 : modernity redux, the failure of Fordlândia --
After the wild frontier --
The melancholy and the modern --
Rubber in London --
Concluding comments.
Responsibility: Stephen L. Nugent.

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"As Sidney Mintz does with sugar, Nugent does with rubber. This is the story of a product tapped by Amazonian labourers that led to industrial expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth Read more...

 
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