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By Jerry K. Jacka
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... colonialism Christianity mining development alluvial miners Porgera Gold Mine ...
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: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... prospectors and Christian missionaries entered the valley, initiating Porgeran involvement with the outside world. 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...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... such as this book, hopefully developers and the PNG state will not repeat many of the mistakes that have occurred at Porgera and other mines. This chapter also engages with resilience and explores how locally derived ontologies and myths intersect with a resilience framework focused on coupled human and natural...
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By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... life gold mining resource extraction antimining activism referenda pollution health defense of territory development precision and uncertainty voting grassroots organizing chemical exposures environmental damage ...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... count—as in “matter”—through the technique of counting: adding them up. It has become one of the most important social movements of the postwar period. life gold mining resource extraction antimining activism referenda pollution health defense of territory development precision...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... of potential kin groups for any one individual is quite large. The advent of mining development has led to the truncation of social networks, leading to increases in violence. kinship land tenure gender relations social organization labor ...
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By Gabrielle Hecht
Published: 10 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027263-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9368-8
... the land under the tailings piles as prime real estate, ripe for development: the key to making the city whole. This puts remediation at the center of debates about urban planning. As mines shut down, revolving doors spin mine officials and engineers into remediation consulting firms that profit from...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... This chapter describes social vulnerabilities in the high-altitude zone. Due to the vagaries of colonial road building, the road to the mine was built through the high-altitude zone, where previously Porgerans did not live. However, to access the development benefits associated with mining...
Book Chapter

By Jerry K. Jacka
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... to study the transformation of land and the transformation of people. This chapter provides the context for contemporary resource development in Papua New Guinea, where development projects must benefit impacted customary groups, who, in the parlance of development discourse, are the landowners associated...
Series: The Latin America Readers
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: 10 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027263-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9368-8
... Mine waste areas in Johannesburg are so colossal that you can see them from space. These giant tailings piles have structured the city's spatial layout and infrastructures since its inception, with Black residents shunted downwind and downstream from the toxic mountains, a situation that still...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... and juridical space became concomitant with forms of energy extraction, and both involved spatial epistemologies that placed race as a tactic of governance between the plateau and the rift. Historically, this chapter examines how the carceral mine became a profitable model of relation on which to make racial...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... as they can. In a cognatic society like Porgera, the number of potential kin groups for any one individual is quite large. The advent of mining development has led to the truncation of social networks, leading to increases in violence. kinship land tenure gender relations social organization labor...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
...-altitude zone, where previously Porgerans did not live. However, to access the development benefits associated with mining, people migrated higher in elevation. Life along the highway centers on the need to work in order to make a living in this area due to the inability of crops to produce as they do...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-040
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The founder of the Aramayo mining dynasty, José Avelino Aramayo (1809–82) was a prominent advocate of industrial modernization, which he had witnessed under way during his travels in Europe. He championed Bolivia’s potential to attain the economic level of its neighbors Argentina and Chile...
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...
Book Chapter

By Sean Cubitt
Series: a Cultural Politics Book
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373476-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7347-6
... of disposal of superseded goods, while the final section extends the Marxist concept of the general intellect to nonhuman agencies. These themes are demonstrated through case studies on materials, investigating resource extraction, manufacture, and disposal. From mining bulk metals and rare earths, it moves...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-146
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Bolivia’s long-standing model for economic development has emphasized the extraction of valuable raw materials for export to foreign markets. Only in the late twentieth century did there begin to emerge an environmentalist critique of the detrimental impacts of mining and hydrocarbons...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-061
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... later joined the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement ( mnr ), before his death in 1947. He argued that regional conflicts were not a cultural or racial problem, and that the complementary integration of east and west would overcome the historically skewed economic development in the country...