Index
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Adalberto (mst settler in Campos
Novos), 57–67
agrarian populism, 20–21, 134,
237n17; definition of in the mst,
90–93; as mst identity, 77–90
agrarian reform: around the world, 43,
72–73, 211; death of, 234n1; democ-
racy and, 47–49; hopes for in Brazil,
16, 21, 43–45, 211–21, 238n23; in
the Amazon, 45–46, 212; in the
northeast region, 123–27
agrarian studies, 9, 74–75, 228n6
agreste, 130–31, 158, 253
agricultural modernization: coffee and,
41–42; postwar conservative, 16,
44–45, 56, 69, 72–74, 125. See also
Green Revolution
agro-ecology, 65–66, 102
agrovilas: collectives and, 83, 236n11;
in northeastern Brazil, 133, 138,
195; in southern Brazil, 55–6
Água Preta: agrarian reform and, 5; de-
scription of, 135–39; meanings of
land in, 18–19, 21, 168, 189–90;
mobilization in, 1–6; the mst in, 1–
6, 14–22, 26, 32–33, 139–48, 167–
210 passim, 223–26
Alagoas: the mst in, 128–29
Amazon: land reform in, 45–46, 212,
215, 218–19; notions of land
ownership in, 193
Amorim, Jaime, 19, 30–31, 85, 127–
34, 135, 141, 147–48, 150–52, 156,
178–79. See also mst: leaders
Anderson, Benedict, 34, 77, 79, 84. See
also imagined community
Antônio (mst leader in Água Preta),
157–58, 172–79, 215, 241n3,
243n16. See also mst: leaders
Arraes, Miguel, 123, 129–31, 240n1
Article 184, 1. See also Constitution of
Brazil
Bahia, 116; construction of Canudos
in, 78; the mst in, 127–29
bananas: agrarian reform and, 6, 32,
138, 151, 156, 162, 164, 168, 170–
76, 180–88, 241n4; sugarcane plan-
tations and, 187
bandits, 30, 238n1, 240n1
black plastic tents, 13, 86, 148, 155,
161, 163, 175. See also occupations
Bogo, Ademar, 99
bosses (patrões): Canudos and, 78; mem-
ories of by former rural workers, 149,
153–56, 160–62, 187; mst settle-
ments and, 21, 105, 127, 191, 196–
97, 202–3, 241n6, 241n7; on sugar-
cane plantations, 118–19, 141–43,
145, 147, 200. See also plantations
Brasília, 1, 28, 54, 61–62, 66, 103, 104,
151, 218
Brazilian Communist Party (pcb), 43–
44, 123
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