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Resource wars: the anthropology of mining

Ballard, Christopher; Banks, Glenn


The scope for an anthropology of mining has been dramatically transformed since the review by Ricardo Godoy, published in this review journal in 1985. The minerals boom of the 1980s led to an aggressive expansion of mine development in greenfield areas, many of them the domains of indigenous communities. Under considerable pressure, the conventional binary contest between states and corporations over the benefits and impacts of mining has been widened to incorporate the representations of local...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.anthro.32.061002.093116


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