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Published: 11 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388913-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8891-3
... chapter 7 MINING THE CONNECTIONS Where Does Your Coal Come From? n August 2001 armed security guards and police dragged residents of the Ivillage of Tabaco from their homes as bulldozers followed and razed them. The Cerrejón Zona Norte...
Published: 11 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394013-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9401-3
... ChapTer 2 Forging Spanish North America Northward Expansions, Mining Amalgamations, and Patriarchal Communities, 1590–1700 The sevenTeenTh CenTury brought a second wave of north...
Published: 11 July 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9401-3
... Appendix D Eighteenth- Century Economic Indicators: Mining and Taxed Commerce Silver Production: Guanajuato and New Spain, 1691–1810 Mining drove the economies of the...
Published: 23 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386001-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8600-1
... CHAPTER 2 De-Mining Humanitarianism ‘‘I am not a torturer asserted Lieutenant Colonel George Ru√, ‘‘and I resent one of our representatives making these accusations on the floor of the House of Representatives It was late September 1999, and Ru√ was...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The rich silver mines of Potosí were like veins through which flowed, as one contemporary put it, “the blood of the political body” of the Spanish empire. Born in Asunción, Paraguay, Pedro Vicente Cañete y Domínguez (1749/50–1816) worked his way up as an “enlightened” functionary of the colonial...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396970-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9697-0
... AVIVA CHOMSKY Laborers and Smallholders in Costa Rica's Mining Communities, Traditional historiography has portrayed Costa Rica as an exception to the Central American pattern of large plantations and exploited workers, as a rural democracy based...
Published: 23 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393573-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9357-3
Published: 22 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393849-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9384-9
...Susantha Goonatilake 21. Mining Civilizational Knowledge Prescribing programs for science can lead to misperceptions of one’s position. It is perhaps a hazardous task. So Toward a Global Science is both a disclaimer of positions that may be attributed to me as well as a statement of what...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373056-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7305-6
... This chapter analyzes the polysemous understandings of responsibility that animate corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the global mining industry, which is criticized for promoting a shift from government-enforced regulation of industry to more devolved and voluntary governance, allowing...
Published: 29 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374961-036
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7496-1
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... chapter also traces the buildup to large-scale development of the Porgera Gold Mine that opened in 1990 and highlights that gold, guns, and the Bible remain essential elements of Porgeran identity today. ...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375869-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
... Since the 1990s, conflicts over mining activity played a prominent role in Peruvian politics and have put the environment at the forefront of the public agenda. While Peru has a long history of mining, the country’s role as a key mineral exporter is not simply a consequence of the amount of...
Published: 09 March 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
... Controversies over pollution in the smelter town of La Oroya have drawn public attention to the consequences of mining activity. By exploring the emergence of activism, changes in corporate practices, and the processes through which pollution comes to matter, this chapter situates recent...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375869-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
... This chapter examines the technologies of mega-mining used at the Yanacocha gold mine in Cajamarca. To distance their operations from the problematic legacy of environmental degradation in mining areas such as the Central Highlands, transnational corporations have sought to create a new image of...
Published: 01 January 1989
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382331-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8233-1
Published: 01 January 1989
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382331-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8233-1
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373865-089
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7386-5