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This ambitious interdisciplinary study is the first to examine the interlinked economic uses and cultural practices and beliefs surrounding cattle in Western Amazonia, where cattle raising is at the center of debates about economic development and environmental conservation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. viii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. 1. The Journey to Acre
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. The Expansion of Cattle Raising in Acre
  2. pp. 21-36
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  1. 3. Ruminations on Cattle Economies and Cattle Cultures
  2. pp. 37-53
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  1. 4. Ideologies of Nature and Human–Environment Interactions
  2. pp. 54-71
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  1. 5. The Ranchers: Smooth Hands, Progress, and Production
  2. pp. 72-90
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  1. 6. The City and the Contri
  2. pp. 91-110
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  1. 7. Here’s the Beef: Symbol, Sustenance, and Hamburger Connections
  2. pp. 111-127
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  1. 8. Rubber-Tapper and Colonist Transitions: Environment, Practice, and Identity
  2. pp. 128-147
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  1. 9. The Appropriation of Cattle Culture: Perceptions, Behaviors, and Methodological Considerations
  2. pp. 148-161
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  1. 10. The Full Picture
  2. pp. 162-168
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  1. Appendix A: Social Groups and Research Area
  2. pp. 169-170
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  1. Appendix B: Methods and Data
  2. pp. 171-174
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  1. Appendix C: Levels of Agreement among Social Groups
  2. pp. 175-180
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 181-192
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 193-196
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780292768154
Related ISBN
9780292761346
MARC Record
OCLC
899987473
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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