Edited by Stephen Nugent & Mark Harris . Published 2004. ISBN 9781900039550
Anthropological work in Amazonia has traditionally focused on Amerindian societies and, more recently the resource-base represented in the humid neo-tropics. Another category has received far less attention: the caboclo ribeirinho traditional peasant and frontier colonist. This volume brings together work on some of these other Amazonians: tappers fishermen petty commodity producing peasants entrepreneurs runaway slaves Jewish immigrants. These Amazonians have been part of a modern Amazonia that long predates the current developmentalist assault. The purpose of this book is to indicate the diversity of Amazonian societies and to try to contribute to the extension of the anthropology of Amazonia beyond its traditional limits.