Skip to main content

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Introduction: Some Other Amazonians Stephen Nugent 1 Chapter 1 ’The Roca Legacy’ Land Use and Kinship Dynamics in Nogueira, an Amazonian Community of the Middle Solimoes Region Deborah de Magalhaes Lima 12 Chapter 2 Black Peoples of the Trombetas River: Peasantry and Ethnicity in the Brazilian Amazon Rosa Elizabeth Acevedo Marin and Edna Maria Ramos de Castro 37 Chapter 3 Social and Economic Change in Amazonia: The Case of Ornamental Fish Collection in the Rio Negro Basin Gregory Prang 57 Chapter 4 Peasants on the Floodplain: Some Elements of the ’Agrarian Question’ in Riverine Amazonia Mark Harris 81 Chapter 5 (Some) Other Amazonians: Jewish Communities in the Lower Amazon Stephen Nugent 104 Chapter 6 Malineza (Evil): An Amazonian Concept Raymundo Heraldo Maues 118 Chapter 7 The Peasantry and the Church on the Brazilian Frontier: The Significance of the Alliance and its Repercussions Neide Esterci 128 Chapter 8 Of Rum and the Amazon: The Traditional Sugar-cane Industry and its Demise Scott Douglas Anderson 145 Chapter 9 Regatao and Caboclo: Itinerant Traders and Smallholder Resistance in the Brazilian Amazon David McGrath 178 Bibliography 193

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press