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Water for Life, Not for Death: The Brazilian Social Movement of People Affected by Dams

Carlos B. Vainer

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038391 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033327.003.0009
Water for Life, Not for Death: The Brazilian Social Movement of People Affected by Dams

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This chapter discusses and aims to provide a general vision of the struggles and organizations of people who are affected by dams in Brazil. It focuses on national cases, although this does not reflect any preferences for national organizations. The chapter presents a summary of the origins of the national movement, a description of the major struggles and demands of the movement on both the local and regional level and on the national level, and focuses on the international relationships of MAB. It ends with a discussion of some specific characteristics of the movement and suggestions for future research.

Keywords: dams; Brazil; national movement; international relationships; MAB; future research

Chapter.  10840 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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