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Victims of the Miracle : Development and the Indians of Brazil - Shelton H. Davis

Victims of the Miracle

Development and the Indians of Brazil

Paperback Published: 13th February 1978
ISBN: 9780521292467
Number Of Pages: 224

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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.

Brazilian Indian policy: an historical overview
The Economic History of the Brazilian Amazon, 1940 to 1970
Development plans in the postwar period
The significance of the military coup of 1964
Contemporary Indian Policy in Brazil, 1970 to 1975
The Villas Boas brothers and Indian policy in Brazil
Pacification expeditions along the Trans-Amazon highway network
The invasion of the AripuanÄü Indian Park
Indain policy and the amazon mining frontier
The Social and Ecological Effects of the Polamaz´nia Program, 1975 to 1979
The rise of agribusiness in Brazil
The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon
The Amazon Basin: implications for US foreign policy in Brazil
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ISBN: 9780521292467
ISBN-10: 0521292468
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 13th February 1978
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29