Anatomy of the Amazon Gold Rush

Voorkant
Springer, 18 jun. 1990 - 262 pagina's
In 1979 this century's largest gold rush began in the Brazilian Amazon and has continued ever since. This book looks at the Amazon gold rush without sensationalizing it, at the politics and economics of gold in Brazil, and at the implications of the gold rush for Amazonia and its people.
 

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An Introduction to the Amazon Gold Rush
1
Garimpagem in Maranhão
27
The Formation of Garimpos
51
The Social Structure of the Gold Rush
73
Economic Life in the Garimpo
104
Social Relations in the Garimpo
133
The Gold Rush on the National Stage
164
Garimpagem Formal Mining and the State
188
The Implications of the Gold Rush
211
Postscript
231
Index
244
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