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

Robinson, Kathryn May

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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]

dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Kathryn May
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-10T23:44:06Z
dc.date.available2017-10-10T23:44:06Z
dc.date.copyright1983
dc.identifier.otherb1241970
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/130328
dc.description.abstractSoroako, 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 not only in the sphere of production manifested in daily life as new forms of work, but also in culture and ideology. New ideological forms have arisen in the context of the evolving class structure. The metaphor used in the title derives from the evaluation which the Soroakans make of the new order: they are the'stepchildren' of the progress occurring around them.
dc.format.extentxi, 325 leaves
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.lcshNickel industry Indonesia Saroako
dc.subject.lcshSaroako (Indonesia) Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcshSaroako (Indonesia) Social conditions
dc.titleStepchildren of progress : the political economy of development in an Indonesian mining town
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
local.contributor.supervisorFox, James J.
dcterms.valid1983
local.description.notesThesis (Ph.D.)--Australian National University, 1983. This thesis has been made available through exception 200AB to the Copyright Act.
local.type.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.date.issued1983
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d73914d5f8f9
dc.date.updated2017-09-19T03:21:59Z
local.identifier.proquestYes
local.mintdoimint
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