The Anthropology of Resource Extraction (Routledge, 2022) 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.
Edited by Lorenzo D’Angelo and Robert Jan Pijpers of the GOLD MATTERS project.
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