The anthropology of extraction: critical perspectives on the resource curse

Rajak, Dinah and Gilberthorpe, Emma (2016) The anthropology of extraction: critical perspectives on the resource curse. Journal of Development Studies, 53 (2). pp. 186-204. ISSN 0022-0388

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Attempts to address the resource curse remain focussed on revenue management, seeking technical solutions to political problems over examinations of relations of power. In this paper, we provide a review of the contribution anthropological research has made over the past decade to understanding the dynamic interplay of social relations, economic interests and struggles over power at stake in the political economy of extraction. In doing so, we show how the constellation of subaltern and elite agency at work within processes of resource extraction is vital in order to confront the complexities, incompatibilities, and inequities in the exploitation of mineral resources.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Depositing User: Medeni Fordham
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 18:47
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 17:36

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