Embracing the Anaconda: A Chronicle of Atacameño Life and Mining in the Andes

A Chronicle of Atacameno Life and Mining in the Andes
Lexington Books (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 1. Mai 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 186 Seiten
978-1-4985-7515-7 (ISBN)
Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, Anita Carrasco examines the socio-environmental impacts of contemporary mining on the Atacamenos, an indigenous community in northern Chile, and their home in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest regions in the world. Carrasco describes the impacts of short-term mining corporations like Anaconda Copper that arrived, destroyed, and departed, while explicating the positive and negative memories of those left behind. This book is recommended for students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, race and ethnic studies, and Latin American studies.
  • Englisch
  • Lanham, MD
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  • USA
  • Fadenheftung
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  • Gewebe-Einband
11 Halftones, black and white
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 0 mm
978-1-4985-7515-7 (9781498575157)
Anita Carrasco is associate professor of anthropology at Luther College.
Embracing the Anaconda is the work of a passionate writer who draws on long term ethnographic experience to tell the stories of those who live with the 'slow violence' of copper mining and water extraction in the Atacama Desert. In conversational style, with humour and scholarly detail, Carrasco shows us how the bodies of men and women, Indigenous peoples and geologists, mules and llamas, are connected into the multidimensional industrial and ecological histories of the region. The book is written as a deeply personal account of the professional insights that come from connections with place, associations with people and surprising finds in archival collections. Compelling as a series of character-filled stories, it is also a strong contribution to the social scientific understanding of extractive realities of the past and present.--Sally Babidge, Anthropologist, The University of Queensland, Australia

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