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Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development Politics in the Brazilian Amazon

Eve Z. Bratman

Abstract

Sustainable development is among the foremost ideas that guide societal aspirations around the world. This book interrogates the concept through a critical lens, examining both its history and the trajectory of its manifestations in the Brazilian Amazon. The book argues that sustainable development is a concept that is better understood as involving embroilments and ongoing processes of contestation rather than a single end goal. The research offers historical analysis of Amazonian development from the colonial era into the discourse and praxis of sustainable development in contemporary times, ... More

Keywords: modernity, frontier, infrastructure, dams, agrarian reform, deforestation, developmentalism, environmental conservation, human rights, political ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190949389
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190949389.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eve Z. Bratman, author
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Franklin and Marshall College