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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...
Published: 09 March 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
...Mining Past and Present 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...
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...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
...YES to Life = NO to Mining This chapter explores how “development” increasingly means “free trade” and resource extraction via transnational corporations. In Guatemala the 1996 peace accords accompanied new regulations encouraging exploitation of “natural resources,” unleashing a rush...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
.... This 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. colonialism Christianity mining development alluvial miners Porgera Gold Mine ...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 29 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374961-036
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7496-1
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 23 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386001-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8600-1
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
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 11 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388913-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8891-3
Series: Comparative and international working-class history
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378099-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7809-9
Series: Comparative and international working-class history
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378099-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7809-9
Series: Comparative and international working-class history
Published: 01 January 1998
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7809-9
...Men and Women on Strike<subtitle>The Mining Community and the Demise of Populism, 1942–1948</subtitle> ...
Series: Comparative and international working-class history
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396970-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9697-0
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373353-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7335-3
... This chapter explores the diverse strategies applied by farmer communities, social organizations, and NGOs in the north of Peru to resist the plans of the Río Blanco mining company to exploit minerals in their territories. Both contentious strategies of direct action and protest...
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: 22 October 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375944-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7594-4
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375869
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373865-089
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7386-5