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The Lihir destiny: cultural responses to mining in Melanesia

Bainton, Nicholas


Mining communities are the subject of a rich tradition of ethnographic study. As the major industry and employer in any region where they are located, mining operations provide a physical, social and economic focal point for the anthropologist. Approaches to the subject have varied greatly. From June Nash’s (1993) study of a Bolivian mining community, We Eat the Mines and the Mines Eat Us, to Michael Taussig’s polemical and literary reflections on capitalism, greed and exploitation in The Devil...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Resources, Environment & Development Group (RE&D)
ANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2010-10
Type: Book
DOI: 10.22459/LD.10.2010
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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