10 Mar 2022
15:00 – 16:30 CET/ 14:00 – 15:30 UTC
Join the Gold Matters project for the launch of The Anthropology of Resource Extraction (Routledge, 2022) hosted by the Nordic Africa Institute in collaboration with the Gold Matters project and the European Association of Social Anthropologists´ Anthropology of Mining Network.
The launch will bring chapter presentations by all contributing authors together with discussants Professor Jessica M. Smith, Colorado School of Mines, USA, and Dr Jerry Jacka, University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
The Anthropology of Resource Extraction synthesizes and analyses a range of anthropological debates about the ways in which different actors extract, use, manage, and think about resources. Resources play a crucial role in the contemporary economy and society, are required in the production of a vast range of consumer products and are at the core of geopolitical strategies and environmental concerns for the future of humanity. Scholars have widely debated the economic and sociological aspects of resource management, however, anthropologists offer different and fresh perspectives based on field research conducted in close contact with those actors that manipulate, anticipate, fight for, or resist the extractive processes in many creative ways.
The webinar will be moderated by Eleanor Fisher, Head of Research, The Nordic Africa Institute.
This webinar is free and open to all.