978-0-521-29246-7 / 9780521292467

Victims of the Miracle: Development and the Indians of Brazil


Publisher:Cambridge University Press



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Paperback. Pub Date: October 1977 Pages: 468 Publisher: Camidge. University Press of The azilian 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 azil 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 azil and the environmental damage caused by the recent deforestation of the azilian Amazon.

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