A Living Past: Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America

Portada
John Soluri, Claudia Leal, José Augusto Pádua
Berghahn Books, 19 feb. 2018 - 310 páginas

Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is blossoming, as the contributions to this definitive volume demonstrate. Bringing together thirteen leading experts on the region, A Living Past synthesizes a wide range of scholarship to offer new perspectives on environmental change in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean since the nineteenth century. Each chapter provides insightful, up-to-date syntheses of current scholarship on critical countries and ecosystems (including Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, the tropical Andes, and tropical forests) and such cross-cutting themes as agriculture, conservation, mining, ranching, science, and urbanization. Together, these studies provide valuable historical contexts for making sense of contemporary environmental challenges facing the region.

 

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.

Índice

Introduction Finding the Latin American in Latin American Environmental History
1
Chapter 1 Mexicos Ecological Revolutions
23
Chapter 2 The Greater Caribbean and the Transformation of Tropicality
45
Chapter 3 Indigenous Imprints and Remnants in the Tropical Andes
67
Nature and Territory in the Construction of Brazil
91
Chapter 5 From Threatening to Threatened Jungles
115
Environmental Narratives from an Urban Continent
138
Campesinos Cuisine and Agrodiversity
163
Cattle Ranching and Landscape Transformation
183
Workers Nature and Communities in the Mining and Oil Industries
205
The Environmental Sciences and the Quest for Development
226
Deep Nature Depopulation and the Cadence of Conserving Nature
246
Epilogue Latin American Environmental History in Global Perspective
266
Selected Bibliography
277
Index
288
Página de créditos

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Sobre el autor (2018)

José Augusto Pádua is Professor of Environmental History at the Institute of History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is also coordinator of the Laboratory of History and Nature. From 2010 to 2015, he was President of the Brazilian Association of Research and Graduate Studies on Environment and Society.

Información bibliográfica