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Tag: Mining

  • Resource wars and Public Anthropology

    Resource wars and Public Anthropology

    Extraction of subterranean wealth is a hot issue in the Netherlands, and elsewhere. How do we anthropologists contribute to the field of research and the public debate on mineral and gas extraction?
  • Whose land is it anyway?

    Whose land is it anyway?

    Property is not just a legal term that states who owns what. Discussions on property reveal a bigger picture, in which not only the law but history and oral tradition take part as well.
  • Anthropologists in the company of gatekeepers

    Anthropologists in the company of gatekeepers

    My recent start of new fieldwork in Suriname and French Guiana raises interesting questions about ‘entering the field’. How is it that the process of negotiating access to people and places is in itself a major source of knowledge about power relations?