Key Challenges in Geography
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Frontier Making in the Amazon

Economic, Political and Socioecological Conversion

Authors: Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto

  • Offers a new conceptual and theoretical framework for understanding frontier-making in today’s world, based on extensive and ongoing empirical research
  • Focuses on one of the most controversial and difficult processes of regional development and socio-environmental change in the Amazon region
  • Addresses the encroachment and consolidation of the agribusiness sector in the Amazon region, a topic of growing international interest
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About this book

This book discusses the outcomes of more than ten years of research in the southern tracts of the Amazon region, and addresses the expansion of the agricultural frontier, consolidation of the agribusiness-based economy, and expansion of regional infrastructure (roads, dams, urban centres, etc).

It combines extensive empirical evidence with the international literature on frontier-making and regional Amazonian development, and adopts a critical politico-geographical perspective that will benefit scholars in various other disciplines.
This book is intended to push the current theoretical and methodological boundaries regarding the controversies and impacts of agribusiness in the region. A new international scientific network, led by the author, is investigating the broader context of the themes analysed here.    

About the authors

Dr. Antonio Augosto Rossotto Ioris is reader in Human Geography at Cardiff University’s School of Geography and Planning.

His academic interests are primarily in the political dimension of the interconnections and inter-dependencies between society and the rest of nature. Most of his current research is related to social and environmental justice, the multiple obstacles faced by marginalised groups, and creative responses at different geographical scales. His work is intended to have both academic and more-than-academic relevance and is focused on socio-natural processes, on the political economy of development and environmental regulation, and on governance and politics.

Dr. Ioris has an extensive record of publications on the controversies and impacts of agribusiness in the region, but this book is intended to push the current theoretical and methodological boundaries. He is the leader of a new international scientific network (AgroCultures), which is investigating the broader context of the themes analysed here.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Frontier Thinking and the Amazon Region

    Pages 1-20

    Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto

  • Scarcities and Abundances in Place and Time: A Proposed Conceptualisation of Frontier Making

    Pages 21-44

    Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto

  • Placing the Agricultural Frontier of Mato Grosso, Brazil

    Pages 45-72

    Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto

  • Peasant Farming in the Amazon Frontiers

    Pages 73-100

    Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto

  • Water and Energy Frontiers in the Amazon

    Pages 101-124

    Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • Due: March 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38524-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: February 26, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38523-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontier Making in the Amazon
Book Subtitle
Economic, Political and Socioecological Conversion
Authors
Series Title
Key Challenges in Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38524-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38524-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38523-1
Series ISSN
2522-8420
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 222
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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