The Resource A future for Amazonia : Randy Borman and Cofán environmental politics, by Michael Cepek, (electronic book)

A future for Amazonia : Randy Borman and Cofán environmental politics, by Michael Cepek, (electronic book)

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A future for Amazonia : Randy Borman and Cofán environmental politics
Title
A future for Amazonia
Title remainder
Randy Borman and Cofán environmental politics
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Cepek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Blending ethnography with a fascinating personal story, A Future for Amazonia is an account of a political movement that arose in the early 1990s in response to decades of attacks on the lands and peoples of eastern Ecuador, one of the world's most culturally and biologically diverse places. After generations of ruin at the hands of colonizing farmers, transnational oil companies, and Colombian armed factions, the indigenous Cofan people and their rainforest territory faced imminent jeopardy. In a surprising turn of events, the Cofan chose Randy Borman, a man of Euro-American descent, to lead their efforts to overcome the crisis that confronted them. Drawing on three years of ethnographic research, A Future for Amazonia begins by tracing the contours of Cofan society and Borman's place within it. Borman, a blue-eyed, white-skinned child of North American missionary-linguists, was raised in a Cofan community and gradually came to share the identity of his adoptive nation. He became a global media phenomenon and forged creative partnerships between Cofan communities, conservationist organizations, Western scientists, and the Ecuadorian state. The result was a collective mobilization that transformed the Cofan nation in unprecedented ways, providing them with political power, scientific expertise, and a new role as ambitious caretakers of more than one million acres of forest. Challenging simplistic notions of identity, indigeneity, and inevitable ecological destruction, A Future for Amazonia charts an inspiring course for environmental politics in the twenty-first century."--
  • "This book tells how an indigenous Amazonian group formed coalitions with western environmentalists, Randy Borman in particular, to protect their cultural identity and traditional territory"--
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Cepek, Michael
Dewey number
986.600498
Index
index present
LC call number
F3722.1.C67
LC item number
C437 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cofán Indians
  • Amazon River Region
  • Borman, Randall
Label
A future for Amazonia : Randy Borman and Cofán environmental politics, by Michael Cepek, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10608358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A future for Amazonia : Randy Borman and Cofán environmental politics, by Michael Cepek, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10608358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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