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The Global Life of Mines: Mining and Post-Mining in Comparative Perspective

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The Global Life of Mines

Mining and Post-Mining in Comparative Perspective

Edited by Antonio Maria Pusceddu and Fillipo M. Zerilli

Afterword by David Kideckel

229 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-591-1 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (July 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-592-8 eBook

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“The book is well-designed and well-situated within the literature … It will provide a valuable comparative resource on two aspects of mining less frequently discussed – the comparisons across space and time and the post-mining context.” • Elizabeth Ferry, Brandeis University


Resource extraction exists in diverse settings across the world and is carried out through different practices. The Global Life of Mines provides a comprehensive framework examining the spatial and temporal relationships between mining and postmining as interrelated and coexisting features within the global minescape. The book brings together scholars from various fields, such as anthropology, geography, sociology and political science, examining ethnographic case studies throughout the Americas (Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, USA), Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Europe (Italy, Arctic Norway and Spain).

Antonio Maria Pusceddu is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Anthropological Research (CRIA), University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. Recent publications include Southern Chronicles: The Political Ecology of Class in the Italian Industrial Periphery (Capitalism Nature Socialism, 2022) and Grassroots Ecologies of Value: Environmental Conflict and Social Reproduction in Southern Italy (Antipode, 2020).

Filippo M. Zerilli is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cagliari, Italy. Since 2015, he has served as editor-in-chief of Anuac, Journal of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology.

Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologySociologyDevelopment Studies


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