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Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil

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ISBN-10: 1469634309

ISBN-13: 9781469634302

Edition: 2017

Authors: Eve E. Buckley

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Eve E. Buckley's study of twentieth-century Brazil examines the nation's hard social realities through the history of science, focusing on the use of technology and engineering as vexed instruments of reform and economic development. Nowhere was the tension between technocratic optimism and entrenched inequality more evident than in the drought-ridden Northeast sertao, plagued by chronic poverty, recurrent famine, and mass migrations. Buckley reveals how the physicians, engineers, agronomists, and mid-level technocrats working for federal agencies to combat drought were pressured by politicians to seek out a technological magic bullet that would both end poverty and obviate the need for…    
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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/11/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.066
Language: English