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The Latin American Studies Book Series
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Indigenous Amazonia, Regional Development and Territorial Dynamics

Contentious Issues

Editors: Leal Filho, Walter, King, Victor T., Borges de Lima, Ismar (Eds.)

  • Outlines the present day’s Amazonia and its future through interesting papers of high academic quality 
  • Presents an overview of the current state of indigenous populations in Amazonia
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach within the social sciences and humanities 
  • Reveals that regional development, integration and modernization of Amazonia hold power relations
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About this book

This book brings together a valuable collection of case studies and conceptual approaches that outline the present state of Amazonia in the 21st century. The many problems are described and the benefits, as well as the achievements of regional development are also discussed. The book focuses on three themes for discussion and recommendations: indigenous peoples, their home (the forest), and the way(s) to protect and sustain their natural home (biodiversity conservation). Using these three themes this volume offers a comprehensive critical review of the facts that have been the reality of Amazonia and fills a gap in the literature.The book will appeal to scholars, professors and practitioners.

An outstanding group of experienced researchers and individuals with detailed knowledge of the proposed themes have produced chapters on an array of inter-related issues to demonstrate the current situation and future prospects of Amazonia. Issues investigated and debated include: territorial management; indigenous territoriality and land demarcation; ethnodevelopment; indigenous higher education and capacity building; natural resource appropriation; food security and traditional knowledge; megadevelopmental projects; indigenous acculturation; modernization of Amazonia and its regional integration; anthropogenic interventions; protected areas and conservation; political ecology; postcolonial issues, and the sustainability of Amazonia.

About the authors

Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd) is Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He is also head of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, and holds the Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.

Victor T. King (BA, MA, PhD, FRSA), Professor of Borneo Studies, Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; Emeritus Professor, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Professorial Research Associate, Centre for South East Asian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. From 2006 to 2012 he was Executive Director of the White Rose East Asia Centre, a joint venture between the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield. Prior to that he was severally Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dean of the School of Social and Political Sciences, Director of the University Graduate School, and Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Ismar Borges de Lima (BA, MA, PhD, Postdoc) is a professor of the State University of Roraima (UERR, Brazil), located in the northernmost Amazonia, and he has a postdoc at the Southern Cross University (SCU, Australia) where he was also an adjunct lecturer for three years. He is a Ph.D. holder in Geography of the Waikato University, New Zealand. He has a master’s degree in International Relations awarded by the International University of Japan (IUJ). Professor Lima has a vast international academic, teaching and professional experience in many countries: RNTC, in the Netherlands. UNESCAP, Thailand; IUJ in Japan, and he was a visiting professor in Ecuador (GIIPS/UTN) and in Mozambique. He is also the coordinator-in-chief of the Lab for Research on Amazonian Territorial Issues (MultiAmazon/UERR) and director in Brazil of the International Foundation for Research on Science, Nature and Tourism (RECINATUR).

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29153-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: August 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29152-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Amazonia, Regional Development and Territorial Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Contentious Issues
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Victor T. King
  • Ismar Borges de Lima
Series Title
The Latin American Studies Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29153-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29152-5
Series ISSN
2366-3421
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 460
Number of Illustrations
40 illustrations in colour
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