Amazonian Caboclo Society: An Essay on Invisibility and Peasant Economy

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Berg Publishers, Nov 23, 1993 - Social Science - 278 pages
Amazonian Caboclo Society is concerned with peasant society in Brazilian Amazonia. Most anthropological work in Amazonia has focused on Indian groups, and caboclos (peasants of mixed ancestry) have generally been regarded as relics of the haphazard development of Amazonia and have received little serious attention. This volume aims to analyze the reasons for the relative 'invisibility' of caboclo society. It traces the development of caboclo societies and argues that much of the current discussion of 'sustainable development' fails to recognize the important legacy of historical caboclo society.

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Stephen Nugent Lecturer in Anthropology,University of London

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