backlands


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backlands

[′bak‚lanz]
(geology)
A section of a river floodplain lying behind a natural levee.
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It was, that is, initially sent against bands of largely inconsequential Islamic extremists, scattered in tiny numbers in the tribal backlands of Afghanistan or Pakistan and, of course, the rudimentary armies of the Taliban.
The backlands consisted mostly of steep rocky terrain and the parcel also was encumbered by easements, which meant that it could not be developed and therefore was not typical of land regularly being bought and sold in the local market.
The collection of songs that emerged from the swamps, the rivers and the backlands was borne out of a meeting of mindsets, according to its maker.
For example Rebellion in the Backlands (OsSertoes )Euclides da Cunha University Of Chicago Press (Phoenix Books); 2003 Reprint edition (September 15, 1957) compare and contrast also Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil Michael Hanchard Duke University Press Books 1999 and Brazil's New Racial Politics Bernd Reiter Lynne Rienner Publishers (August 30, 2009)
Based on Euclides da Cunha's Os Sertoes, a first-hand account of a violent rebellion in the backlands of late-19th century Brazil against the newly established national government, The War of the End of the World has proven to be an unusually prescient work of political fiction.
Pea-brush," if you not familiar with the term, is the 40-or-so-inch-long prunings harvested from wild brushy growth from your backlands.
Euclides da Cunha, the author of Backlands who witnessed portions of the battle provides a detailed description of the clash between these unlikely enemies and even "draws on anthropology, psychology, and social Darwinism to explain the popular interest in the Canudos religious community and its relationship with the whole of Brazil" (39).
Author and journalist Tom Engelhardt says: "For Americans, the value of an Afghan life (or more often Afghan lives) obliterated in the backlands of the planet, thousands of miles from home, is next to nil and of no meaning whatsoever.
1) Perhaps inevitably, this third of Brazil--referred to equally as "sertanejos" or as "jaguncos"--unites under the auspices of the enigmatic Antonio Conselheiro in the backlands settlement of Canudos.
Protestors at County Hall for Wednesday's afternoon planning meeting to oppose the Backlands development near Wepre park
Contact has also been made with Network Rail over the site at Yarm Backlands, by the viaduct, and a joint feasibility study is to take place.
Political changes in Brazil's far-off power centers--collapse of the monarchy and establishment of a republic in 1889--events about which the simple backlands dwellers had only the vaguest ideas, would have ramifications whose cumulative effect would lead to horror and disaster on an unimaginable scale.