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Mining against the State? Gold Mining and Emerging Notions of Territoriality in Southeastern Venezuela

Garcia Bonet, Natalia (2020) Mining against the State? Gold Mining and Emerging Notions of Territoriality in Southeastern Venezuela. Bulletin of Latin American Research, . ISSN 0261-3050. (doi:10.1111/blar.13020) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80566)

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Abstract

The current economic crisis in Venezuela has drawn members of Pemón communities to the practice of informal (illegal) gold mining, as mining, undertaken alongside other ‘traditional’ economic activities, is a more effective source of income than waged jobs. The increased involvement of Pemón people in informal mining has encouraged their partial retreat from the state's frontiers, and it reveals transformations in the ways in which local people imagine and relate to the Venezuelan state. These transformations are embodied in both a reorganisation of the space, and in burgeoning notions of land ownership.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/blar.13020
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Natalia Garcia Bonet
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2020 16:09 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 13:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80566 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Garcia Bonet, Natalia: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4249-825X
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