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O encontro de Apolo com a floresta: ciências sociais, ocidentalização do mundo e a Amazônia

Abstract : This work deals with the scientific literature about the Amazon region produced in the field of social sciences in three different countries: Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. To achieve this goal we make a prior discussion about the transformation of the region related to the advancement of our civilization on its territory. It’s argued that this is a process that was repeated over the time in other regions of the world and that this is not a unique movement in history even if with local specificities. The irrationality of this process, that defines in large part the study object of this literature, or at least the tension around it’s center, reveals the limits of our contemporary societies. We conclude that working with that subject can uncover not only problems in the region of the world's largest tropical rainforest, but it enables us also to discuss the current industrial, political and social crisis translated by the concept of environmental dilemma.
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Carlos Potiara Castro. O encontro de Apolo com a floresta: ciências sociais, ocidentalização do mundo e a Amazônia. Environmental Sciences. Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 2008. Portuguese. ⟨tel-03088612⟩



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