Localizing Webs of Power in the Chambira Basin

Bartholomew Dean

in Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033785
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038384 | DOI:
Localizing Webs of Power in the Chambira Basin

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This chapter discusses and provides an understanding of localized networks of power by placing Urarina society and forest extraction in contemporary perspective. It shows that the upper Amazon's commercial economies are based on a vast series of exchange relations that link petty commodity producers, like the Urarina, to middlemen, wholesalers, and distributors.

Keywords: localized networks; power; Urarina society; forest extraction; wholesalers; commercial economies; exchange relations; commodity producers

Chapter.  6460 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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