Download e-book for iPad: A Future for Amazonia: Randy Borman and Cofán Environmental by Michael Cepek

By Michael Cepek

ISBN-10: 0292739494

ISBN-13: 9780292739499

ISBN-10: 0292739508

ISBN-13: 9780292739505

Blending ethnography with a desirable own tale, A destiny for Amazonia is an account of a political stream that arose within the early Nineteen Nineties based on a long time of assaults at the lands and peoples of japanese Ecuador, one of many world's so much culturally and biologically diversified locations. After generations of destroy by the hands of colonizing farmers, transnational oil businesses, and Colombian armed factions, the indigenous Cofán humans and their rain wooded area territory confronted coming near near jeopardy. In a shocking flip of occasions, the Cofán selected Randy Borman, a guy of Euro-American descent, to steer their efforts to beat the main issue that faced them.

Drawing on 3 years of ethnographic learn, A destiny for Amazonia starts by means of tracing the contours of Cofán society and Borman's position inside it. Borman, a blue-eyed, white-skinned baby of North American missionary-linguists, used to be raised in a Cofán group and steadily got here to proportion the identification of his adoptive state. He grew to become a world media phenomenon and cast inventive partnerships among Cofán groups, conservationist agencies, Western scientists, and the Ecuadorian kingdom. the outcome used to be a collective mobilization that reworked the Cofán country in unheard of methods, supplying them with political energy, medical services, and a brand new function as bold caretakers of multiple million acres of wooded area. not easy simplistic notions of id, indigeneity, and inevitable ecological destruction, A destiny for Amazonia charts an inspiring direction for environmental politics within the twenty-first century.

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