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Extractivism en Papier: Chronotopes of Settler-Colonial Capitalism in Australia

Kirsty Howey , March 22nd, 2022


What if the greatest legacy of uranium mining is not its localized radioactive toxicity, but the seemingly mundane set of bureaucratic practices it catalysed? In this post, I…


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Miner Riotinto is rotten and racist to the core.

john hutnyk , February 1st, 2022


From Crikey today : “DISTURBING” CULTURE AT RIO Tinto Mining giant Rio Tinto have released the shocking details of a company-wide cultural review, which found sexism, bullying, and…


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Coal, Care, and Climate change: When Things Remember What People Forget

Jessica Smith , August 24th, 2021


As the US moves toward greener energy futures, how we remember coal – or do not – has significant implications for how we create more just energy transitions….


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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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Felix Lussem: Alienating “facts” and uneven futures of energy transition

focaal_admin , April 7th, 2021


We are in the middle of the Rhineland’s lignite mining region, a semi-urban to rural area in the west of Germany. The landscape is considerably altered by past…


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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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#Reviews: Fires of Gold

Sophia Hoffinger , July 19th, 2020


As of 2019, Ghana is the country with the largest gold-mining industry in Africa, overtaking South Africa, after two South African gold mining companies shifted focus on the…


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Rio Tinto: the Highest stage of rampant plunder Capitalism of the very worst kind

john hutnyk , May 27th, 2020


by Calla Wahlquist  @callapilla Rio Tinto blasts 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site to expand iron ore mine Mining company was given permission to blast Juukan Gorge cave, which provided a…


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Bougainville Independence in 10 Days to shake the world…

john hutnyk , November 13th, 2019


A long time coming, it is likely that Bourgainville will be independent – and still may or may not reopen the mine that made Riotinto billions. 15k dead…


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The ruins of a mining economy, by Danny Hoffman

Mats Utas , May 16th, 2019


Still from the film Uppland  Around the 23-minute mark in the short film, Uppland, an unidentified voice speaks over a series of historical images of Yekepa, Liberia. Male…


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This Is Not a Goldmine: Capital, Conservation, and the Politics of Recruitment in the Deep Bismarck Sea

colinhoag , March 12th, 2019


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2018 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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Bodies of Flesh and Ore: Geosocial Formation of Miners and Metal in Highland Bolivia

colinhoag , February 26th, 2019


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2018 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part II

colinhoag , May 8th, 2018


By Kristina Lyons, University of California, Santa Cruz § The president of the communal action committee whom I call Doña Marta ushered me to a more secluded corner behind…


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Eeva Kesküla: How capitalists think about labor dynasties and corporate ethics

Focaal Web Editor , April 4th, 2018


This contribution looks at the implications of how capitalists think about corporate ethics and moral obligations in monoindustrial towns. I present the cases of two mining towns in…


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On Contamination: Conservation Science in Devilish Landscapes

colinhoag , January 23rd, 2018


By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, Grignon, France § When you first see the gold mine in Alhué you are impressed by how massive the cascade of…


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Yellow Water: Rupture and Return One Year after the Gold King Mine Spill

Teresa Montoya , January 21st, 2018


Figure 1. A view of Animas Creek taken one year after the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill that discharged three million gallons of acid mine water toward…


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Zambia’s political crisis is not just about democracy

Vito Laterza , June 16th, 2017


Check out my latest piece on the ongoing Zambian political crisis, published today in Al Jazeera English. Here are some extracts: “[Zambia] is the world’s seventh largest copper…


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Good Earth: Exploring the Old Lead Belt

Photographs and text by Benjamin Hoste , July 13th, 2016


Figure 1. Park Hills, Missouri, 120 Buckley Street. The entire street borders the Desloge Chat Pile, which has been remediated by the Environmental Protection Agency and partially transformed…


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Arctic Voices: Expectations, Narratives and the Realities of Living with Extractive industries: new publication

fstammle , March 8th, 2016


Arctic Voices: Expectations, Narratives and the Realities of Living with Extractive industries in the Far North (Edited by Emma Wilson and Florian Stammler ) is the name of…


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ECAS2015 Panel: Social and Political Mobilisation in Mining Communities in Southern and Central Africa

Human Economy Blog , July 8th, 2015


Miles Larmer (Oxford) and Vito Laterza (UCT) will convene a panel on “Social and Political Mobilisation in Mining Communities in Southern and Central Africa” at the 6th European…


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ECAS2015 Panel: Social and Political Mobilisation in Mining Communities in Southern and Central Africa

Human Economy Blog , July 8th, 2015


Miles Larmer (Oxford) and Vito Laterza (UCT) will convene a panel on “Social and Political Mobilisation in Mining Communities in Southern and Central Africa” at the 6th European…


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ECAS2015 Panel: Social and Political Mobilisation in Mining Communities in Southern and Central Africa

Unknown , July 8th, 2015


Miles Larmer (Oxford) and Vito Laterza (UCT) will convene a panel on “Social and Political Mobilisation in Mining Communities in Southern and Central Africa” at the 6th European…


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ECAS2015 Panel: Social and Political Mobilisation in Mining Communities in Southern and Central Africa

Human Economy Blog , July 8th, 2015


Miles Larmer (Oxford) and Vito Laterza (UCT) will convene a panel on “Social and Political Mobilisation in Mining Communities in Southern and Central Africa” at the 6th European…


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