Tag: Gold

Knowledge Production, Toxic Corporate Capital, and the Anthropologist’s Entangled Ethics

Saudi Garcia , June 29th, 2021


The dominant disciplinary literature on cultures and practices of extractivism relies on a separation of “the field,” and the insights gained there, from our professional lives as anthropologists…


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Mercury’s Toxic Touch

Laura Meek , October 2nd, 2020


In Peru’s gold-rich Amazonian region of Madre de Dios (the Mother of God), the global demand for the precious metal has incentivized migration from the Andes to the…


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Reversed rushes? Expulsion as a dominant feature of gold miners’ mobility in Guinea and Mali

RESOURCE WORLDS , February 25th, 2018


By Matthieu Bolay, Université de Neuchâtel When I was carrying out fieldwork in Guinea and Mali between 2010 and 2014, some ministry officials, with whom I discussed the topics…


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The Lost Gold of Burkina Faso – A Parliamentary Inquiry into the Mining Sector

RESOURCE WORLDS , December 15th, 2016


By Katja Werthmann, Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig Recently, Burkina Faso celebrated the second anniversary of its popular uprising on 30 and 31 October 2014 that…


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The Lost Gold of Burkina Faso – A Parliamentary Inquiry into the Mining Sector

RESOURCE WORLDS , December 15th, 2016


By Katja Werthmann, Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig Recently, Burkina Faso celebrated the second anniversary of its popular uprising on 30 and 31 October 2014 that…


REZEKI: Gold and Stone Mining in Aceh

RESOURCE WORLDS , November 18th, 2016


“REZEKI: Gold and Stone Mining in Aceh” was produced jointly by SEATIDE and the University of Milano-Bicocca. The 52-minute film is based on Giacomo Tabacco’s and Silvia Vignato’s…


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Gold fever in Sakolabada, Mali

RESOURCE WORLDS , September 5th, 2016


Sakolabada is a new town which completely depends on gold mining. Officially, it doesn´t exist, it doesn´t show on any official administrative map.  However, in this non-existent town,…


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