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ERIC Number: ED279574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Amazon Caboclo: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.
Parker, Eugene Philip, Ed.
Studies in Third World Societies, n32 Jun 1985
This collection of papers provides a general sketch of the events and processes leading to the evolution and development of Caboclo culture in the Amazonia region of South America. Following the foreword and introduction, the book is divided into two parts. Part one contains historical background about the period from 1615 to 1920 within three essays: (1) "Caboclization: The Transformation of the Amerindian in Amazonia, 1615-1800"; (2) "The Caboclo as Revolutionary: The Cabanagem Revolt, 1835-1836"; and (3) "Persistence of Caboclo Culture in the Amazon: The Impact of the Rubber Trade, 1850-1920." Part two includes topical papers on a variety of perspectives and approaches to contemporary Caboclo culture from agricultural strategies to medicinal practices and beliefs. The six papers are (1) "The Transformation of Rural Caboclo Society upon Integration into Brazil's Amazonian Frontier: A Study of Itacoatiara"; (2) "Sao Felix do Xingu: A Caboclo Community in Transition"; (3) "Highways and Gold: Change in a Caboclo Community"; (4) "Cash Cropping, Wage Labor, and Urbanward Migrations: Changing Floodplain Subsistence in the Peruvian Amazon"; (5) "Caboclo Concepts of Disease, Diagnosis, and Therapy: Implications for Ethnopharmacology and Health Systems in Amazonia"; and (6) "Concepts of Health, Illness, Curing, and Death in Relation to Medicinal Plants and the Appearance of the Messianic King on the Island of Lencois, Maranhao." (KWL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Anthropology, Community Change, Community Development, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Health Services, Hygiene, Rural Development, Rural Population
Studies in Third World Societies, Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Dept. of Anthropology.