Deforestation, cattle capitalism and neodevelopmentalism in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, Brazil

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Kröger , M 2020 , ' Deforestation, cattle capitalism and neodevelopmentalism in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, Brazil ' , Journal of Peasant Studies , vol. 47 , no. 3 , pp. 464-482 . https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2019.1604510

Title: Deforestation, cattle capitalism and neodevelopmentalism in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, Brazil
Author: Kröger, Markus
Contributor organization: Global Development Studies
Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
The Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative
Date: 2020-04-15
Language: eng
Number of pages: 19
Belongs to series: Journal of Peasant Studies
ISSN: 0306-6150
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2019.1604510
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/323967
Abstract: The recent upsurge of deforestation inside conservation areas requires empirical investigation of the causes and consequences of this alarming process. Local relations between the agents of cattle capitalism, neodevelopmentalism and contemporary deforestation, from politicians and ranchers to the traditional extractive populations of multiple-use conservation areas, are assessed. Whether, when, and how state, market, and cultural institutions support the hegemony of cattle capitalism – and subvert the logic of traditional lived environments – are analyzed. Theoretically, the article shows how moral economic transformations, from rubber tapping to cowboy lifestyles, alongside neodevelopmentalist policies, enable regionally dominant political economies to expand through deforestation.
Subject: 5203 Global Development Studies
Peer reviewed: Yes
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