The anthropology of extraction: Critical perspectives on the resource curse

Gilberthorpe, Emma and Rajak, Dinah (2017) The anthropology of extraction: Critical perspectives on the resource curse. Journal of Development Studies, 53 (2). pp. 186-204. ISSN 0022-0388

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Attempts to address the resource curse remain focused on revenue management, seeking technical solutions to political problems over examinations of relations of power. In this paper, we provide a review of the contribution anthropological research has made over the past decade to understanding the dynamic interplay of social relations, economic interests and struggles over power at stake in the political economy of extraction. In doing so, we show how the constellation of subaltern and elite agency at work within processes of resource extraction is vital in order to confront the complexities, incompatibilities, and inequities in the exploitation of mineral resource

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: resource curse,anthropology
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:15
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 02:33
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1160064

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