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

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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 ...

Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil 2017, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469634302

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Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil 2017, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469634296

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