Changing narratives of race and environment in the nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century Brazilian Amazon
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The Amazon has been the object of numerous reflections upon the relationship between the natural environment and the categories of human society. This article analyses Brazilian writers who considered the relations between space and race over the course of the nineteenth century and early-twentieth century. It focuses on João Henrique de Mattos, José Veríssimo and Euclides da Cunha, placing them in relation to each other and within local, national and international discourses on race, nature and development. Its aim is to examine how a racialised geographical understanding of the Amazon changed over the course of the nineteenth century and was tied to Brazilian nation-building.
Espelt-Bombin , S & Harris , M 2019 , ' Changing narratives of race and environment in the nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century Brazilian Amazon ' , Bulletin of Latin American Research , vol. 38 , no. 2 , pp. 150-163 . https://doi.org/10.1111/blar.12782
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DescriptionThe authors acknowledge funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust Fund.
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