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Rainforest cowboys : the rise of ranching and cattle culture in western Amazonia / Jeffrey Hoelle
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Auteur(s) : 
Hoelle, Jeffrey. Auteur
Date(s) : 
2015, cop. 2015
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Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Editeur(s) :
Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2015, cop. 2015
Description : 
1 vol. (XIV-196 p.) : ill., cartes ; 24 cm
978-0-292-76134-6 (rel.)
Annexes : 
Bibliogr. p. [181]-192. Index
Résumé(s) : 
"The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these 'forest guardians' showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods and environmental preservation. Nowadays, many rubber tappers and their children are turning away from the forest-based lifestyle they once sought to protect and are becoming cattle-raisers or even caubois (cowboys). Rainforest cowboys is the first book to examine the social and cultural forces driving the expansion of Amazonian cattle raising in all of their complexity. Drawing on eighteen months of fieldwork, Jeffrey Hoelle shows how cattle raising is about much more than beef production or deforestation in Acre, even among 'carnivorous' environmentalists, vilified ranchers, and urbanites with no land or cattle. He contextualizes the rise of ranching in relation to political economic structures and broader meanings to understand the spread of 'cattle culture'. This culture-centered vision of rural life builds on local experiences and influences from across the Americas and even resembles East African cultural practices. Written in broadly accessible and interdisciplinary style, Rainforest Cowboys is essential reading for a global audience interested in understanding the economic and cultural features of cattle raising, deforestation, and the continuing tensions between conservation and development in the Amazon."-- 4ème de couverture
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List of illustrations
List of tables
The journey to acre
The expansion of cattle raising in acre
Ruminations on cattle economies and cattle cultures
Ideologies of nature and human-environment interactions
The ranchers: smooth hands, progress, and production
The city and the contri
Here's the beef: symbol, sustenance, and hamburger connections
Rubber-tapper and colonist transitions : environment, practice, and identity
The appropriation of cattle culture : perceptions, behaviors, and methodological considerations
The full picture
Appendix A. Social groups and research area
Appendix B. Methods and data
Appendix C. Levels of agreement among social groups
Works cited
Sujets : 
Beef cattle -- Environmental aspects -- Brazil -- Acre
Ranching -- Environmental aspects -- Brazil -- Acre
Deforestation -- Brazil -- Acre
Human ecology -- Brazil -- Acre
Brazil -- Acre
SF196.B6. H64 2015
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