This analysis explores the connection between globalization and national identity in cultural expressions of environmental sovereignty. Competing claims to resources in the Brazilian Amazon reflect changing notions of state authority and the role of indigenous citizens in protection of biodiversity. The debate between Brazilian state governments and the Yanomami Indians and seringueiros (Brazilian Rubber Tapper communities) illustrates the complex interaction of national identity and expressions of local culture in a global ecological context.
Anne Marie Todd. "Environmental sovereignty discourse of the Brazilian Amazon: National politics and the globalization of indigenous resistance" Journal of Communication Inquiry (2003): 354-370. doi:10.1177/0196859903255778