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Stranger in one's own home: Kanak people's engagements with a multinational nickel mining project in New Caledonia

Horowitz, Leah


More than perhaps any other form of economic development, large-scale industrial resource extraction activities clearly threaten to turn customary landowners into ‘strangers’ on their own lands by acquiring rights to the natural resources that the lands contain and radically altering the surrounding environment. However, local communities are neither homogenous entities nor helpless, static victims of powerful manifestations of global capitalism. In this paper, I discuss my research in a few...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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