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SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies

Dams in Brazil

Social and Demographical Impacts

Authors: Leturcq, Guillaume

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  • Offers regional comparison of the effects of dams between the South and the North of Brazil
  • Explores the impacts on territory, which are virtually non-existent in any book about impact of dams
  • Discusses themes such as forced migrations, relocation and adaptation as well as landscape modification
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The book focuses on the human and social effects of the construction of hydroelectric dams in Brazil. It discusses themes such as forced migrations, how the families of the victims of the dams adapt to new living areas, the struggle of families with the relocation of their homes and the fact that they are neglected by builders and government. These discussions are carried out in a comparative perspective between Southern and Northern Brazil, where contexts and living conditions are quite different. The book's main objective is to analyze the movements, adaptations and life changes in families suffering from the effects of dams throughout Brazil. This is the first book that analyzes the relationship dam-space with the intent to understand how dams affect the territory. The book is organized in three chapters: the dams’ effects in Brazil and the territorial impacts; human and social consequences of dam construction; a regional comparison of the effects of dams between the South and the North of the country.

About the authors

Dr. Guillaume Leturcq is researcher at University of Campinas, Brazil and associate Researcher in ESO Le Mans (Laboratory Espaces et Sociétés). He specializes in social and regional geography, migrations, water issues and geopolitics.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94628-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94627-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dams in Brazil
Book Subtitle
Social and Demographical Impacts
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94628-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94628-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-94627-6
Series ISSN
2366-763X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 130
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
Topics