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Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375869-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
... destroyed if dug for minerals, while the company promised to mitigate these impacts by constructing four reservoirs for local communities. The events in Cajamarca once again brought resource extraction to the national consciousness and produced a marked shift in public opinion. The book’s conclusion offers...
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012139-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1213-9
... technologies: a tech- nical if not teleological channel that possesses a beginning and an end. Yet it is also a process that is constitutive of such environmentally inflected media as extractive resource frontiers that register, in this case, how a North Atlan- tic settler colonial project cyclically bound...
Published: 03 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012252-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
... from submersion, their manual labor contrasts sharply with the high- tech extractive infrastructure in Canada, as the unequal access to technology and land- engineering resources is dramatically juxtaposed. Providing another version of forensic climatology, a climatology of techno- natural entangle...
Published: 18 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012313-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1231-3
...FOUR ARTIFICIAL BLACKNESS, OR EXTRACTION AS ABSTRACTION All roads and railways led down to the sea. If I go to the mines, where shall I find the courage to get into the cage? This chapter takes on the uneasy displacement of Western myths onto Africa, the superimposition of classical Western culture...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012122-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1212-2
... category: the extractivist model, defined as a political- economic order based on the intensive extraction and export of natu ral resources.2 The manifesto stated that this model, with its blatant disregard for nature and indigenous communities, was all the more pernicious for being shrouded in a...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021445-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2144-5
... work. See clear and EDAction, Pollution Is Colonialism ; and Shadaan and Murphy, EDCs as Industrial and Colonial Structures. 4 Novotny and Krenkel, Waste Assimilative Capacity Model for a Shallow, Turbulent Stream, 604. 1 · Land, Nature, Resource, Property Permission to Pollute According to...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373810-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7381-0
... chapter locates them as symptomatic of geontopower in the context of extractive capitalism. ...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... 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 for the new El Dorado. In 2005 a...
Published: 09 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012740-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1274-0
... 17 percent going to the state with 83 percent going to the farmer in 1880 (1950, 145). This resulted in an economic boom in the countryside 5 Last Samurai/First Extractive Cap i tal ist 224 Chapter 5 (Nakamura 1983, 60 61). The boom made it feasible for farmers to get more involved in politics; their...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... 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 for the new El Dorado. In 2005 a...
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By Thea Riofrancos
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012122-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1212-2
... environment, 41, 183; and indig- enous communities, 17, 39 41, 45 50, 74; and Pink Tide governments, 175; post- extractive society, 12 16, 30, 66 67, 75, 176 79; and radical resource nationalism, 13 16, 40, 46; and socialism, 182; use of term, 3. See also specific organ izations Antonelli, Marta, 160 Arab...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012122-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1212-2
... from reproaching Pink Tide governments for sacrificing stated commitments to indigenous rights and environmentalism on the altar of resource extraction, to making the stronger case that the political- economic logic of leftist (this too is called into question) administrations was fundamentally...
Published: 08 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374947-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... Central to the American narrative of freedom and innovation, jazz’s history is at the same time disturbed by the contradiction of a nation struggling to recognize the key contributions of U.S. black musicians to the form. Black musicians, in turn, invoke the world to validate their resourceful...
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By Sean Cubitt
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373476-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7347-6
... 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...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012122-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1212-2
...- nation; exploitation that impedes natu ral renovation . . . the economic form of the enclave. 5 It is a syndrome comprising the vari ous pathological effects of economic de pen dency on resource extraction. In the years that followed my interviews with Granda and Iturralde, talk of extractivism...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012122-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1212-2
... and socio- environmental harm, as well as build a mass co ali tion that includes those who eco nom ically benefit from resource- funded welfare? Pink Tide governments inherited, and intensified, a model of accumu- lation based on the extraction and export of natu ral resources. This model enabled...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012122-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1212-2
... text. It empowers both local communities and the central state to make decisions regarding resource extraction. It grants rights to nature, and it asserts the state s exclusive control over subsoil resources and biodiversity itself. The document bears the traces of its origins in de cades of social...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012122-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1212-2
...- missed the event as unconstitutional and marshaled his impressive electoral rec ord to assert the demo cratic legitimacy of resource extraction. This consul- tation in turn occasioned a dispute over the collective subject of demo cratic authority, a dispute that resonated with and amplified the strug le...
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012139-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1213-9
... came first. Fossil, food, commodity. Natural history, ontology, economy. The promise of extraction. This is a book about the making and breaking of that promise. I begin with the afterlives of North Atlantic fish as a means of reflecting on how resource frontiers get made and unmade through what I call...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter weaves together these struggles over counting, struggles that encompass repair, territory, land, subsistence, money, resources, and networks, and connects them to historic memory, which increasingly includes Classic Maya numeracy—which is, like bones or gold, a precious thing...