The Open Cut

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Thomas Niederberger, Tobias Haller, Helen Gambon, Madlen Kobi, Irina Wenk (Eds.)

Mining, Transnational Corporations and Local Populations

ISBN 978-3-643-80151-7
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2016
Seiten 538
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Action Anthropology/Aktionsethnologie

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-80151-7 Kategorien: , ,


The rapid expansion of the mineral and metal mining sector
in the past decade was accompanied by an increase in social
conflicts. What are the impacts of large-scale mining
operations? What are the strategies used by transnational
corporations to gain access to underground resources and
legitimize their activities? And how do local and indigenous
communities confronted with mining react to, negotiate with
and resist these activities? This book covers 13 case
studies of copper, gold, uranium and other mining
operations, situated in Latin America, Africa, Asia,
Australia and Switzerland. With an extensive introduction to
the subject and a systematic comparison across mining
operations in different phases of development and social
contexts, it serves as a primer and reference book for
activists, students and researchers alike.

Thomas Niederberger is Social Anthropologist
and a board member of infoe CH.

Tobias Haller is Extraordinary Professor for Economic and
Ecological Anthropology at the Institute of Social
Anthropology, University of Bern.

Helen Gambon is researcher at the Centre for Development and
Environment (CDE), University of Bern.

Madlen Kobi is a researcher at the Ethnographic Museum at
the University of Zürich.

Irina Wenk is a lecturer at the Department of Social and
Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich.