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Stepchildren of progress : the political economy of development in an Indonesian mining town

Robinson, Kathryn May


Soroako, a village In Sulawesi, Indonesia has undergone dramatic changes in the last decade as a consequence of the establishment of a foreign-owned nickel mining and processing venture. This thesis focuses on the consequences of the new development, principally in regard to the 1,000 indigenous Soroakans whose former agricultural land is now the site for the mining town. It presents an analysis of developing capitalist relations of production in the mining town, investigating changes...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983-06
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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