This book--the first to apply the combined approaches of anthropology, geography, ecology, economics, and sociology to the analysis of the Amazon River region and its imminent development--explores the impact of development on Amazonian populations and the results of rural and urban growth strategies. The authors use the methodologies of environmen
Table of Contents
Preface -- The Human Dimension of Amazonian Development -- Growth Without Development: Past and Present Development Efforts in Amazonia -- Development and Amazonian Indians: The Aguarico Case and Some General Principles -- Forest to Pasture: Frontier Settlement in the Bolivian Lowlands -- Entrepreneurs and Bureaucrats: The Rise of an Urban Middle Class -- Assessment of Current Systems of Production -- Crop Production Systems in the Amazon Basin -- Cattle Ranching in the Eastern Amazon: Environmental and Social Implications -- Amazonian Fisheries -- Precipitating Change in Amazonia -- Methodological Issues and Future Research Directions -- Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Development of the Amazon -- Peasant and Capitalist Production in the Brazilian Amazon: A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Frontier Expansion -- Stochastic Modeling in Human Carrying-Capacity Estimation: A Tool for Development Planning in Amazonia -- Government-Directed Settlement in the 1970s: An Assessment of Transamazon Highway Colonization -- Development of the Brazilian Amazon: Prospects for the 1980s
Emilio F. Moran is associate professor in the School for Public and Environmental Affairs and in the Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, and chairman of the Department of Anthropology. Among his many publications are Agricultural Development Along the Transamazon Highway (1976) and Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology (Westview, 1982). Between 1973 and 1976 he held two Fulbright-Hays fellowships, a Social Science Research Council Fellowship, and two National Institute of Mental Health fellowships for research in the Brazilian Amazon.