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Informal mining in livelihood diversification: Mineral dependence and rural communities in Lao PDR

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Alexander, K.S.; Insouvanh, Chansouk

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In the context of mineral extraction in South East Asia, the rural poor are generally portrayed as victims of large, invading corporatized mining enterprises. However, this paper argues that local villagers have also shown considerable agency in taking advantage of the mineral resource boom by diversifying their livelihoods to include informal mining. In South East Asia, the growth of informal mining has occurred within the overall process of agrarian transition. This paper focuses on a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18099
Source: South East Asia Research
DOI: 10.5367/sear.2014.0194

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