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Published: 01 January 1989
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382331
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8233-1
Published: 30 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393412
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9341-2
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378099
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7809-9
Published: 03 February 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377399
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7739-9
Published: 11 November 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373759
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7375-9
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-068
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... chew coca leaf together, smoke, and share a drink. Miners are also the “devils” who come out at Carnival to dance in the streets by the thousands, above all in the mining city of Oruro. The tío is an adaptation to mining culture of old Andean agricultural beliefs about the fertile forces of the...
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By Leah Zani
Published: 16 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005261-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0526-1
..., private investors from over thirty countries initi- ated proj ects in mining, forestry, and other natu ral resource industries in Laos (Phraxayavong 2009, 164). With the rising and falling of social science research as a practice of imperial attention, this period saw a burgeoning of scholarly interest in...
Published: 01 January 1999
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9615-4
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-043
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
...Mine Workers’ Songs Mphafu and Majara Majara Africans migrated from all over southern Africa to work in the diamond and gold mines. Many tens of thousands quite literally walked hundreds of miles before the extension of railroads made travel easier. By the 1940s the gold mines employed...
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375227-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7522-7
Published: 27 August 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376286-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7628-6
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
...3 YOUR SHONA IS BETTER THAN MINE! Pseudo Gangs, Blacking Up, and the Pleasures of Counterinsurgency In pseudo operations, security forces and loyal local people, some of whom may have been former insurgents, track down gangs of real insurgents and capture or kill them. In so doing, pseudos earn...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389224-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8922-4
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389224-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8922-4
Published: 30 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393412-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9341-2
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378099-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7809-9
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-114
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The neoliberal state, the media, and international-development institutions spoke in terms of disembodied concepts such as “restructuring” and “relocation,” but the massive layoffs from the mines in the late 1980s had very human effects. The adversity faced by mineworkers included concrete...
Published: 15 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395836-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9583-6
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-083
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... After the Pulacayo silver mine was rediscovered in 1833, Aniceto Arce acquired it in 1856, and it became the foremost holding of his Huanchaca Company. While serving as Bolivian president (1888–92), Arce established railroad connections between Pulacayo and Antofagasta on the Chilean coast in...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-106
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ) held its nineteenth congress in the storied mining center of Huanuni. The following extract from its offcial political document, “The Return to Democracy,” is a typical trade-union document insofar as it lays out a critical set of issues of interest to workers—a...