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Mining and Social Transformation in Africa

Mining and Social Transformation in Africa

Mineralising and Democratising Trends in Artisanal Production

Mining and Social Transformation in Africa( )
Editor: Bryceson, Deborah Fahy
Fisher, Eleanor
Jønsson, Jesper Bosse
Mwaipopo, Rosemarie
Series title:Routledge Studies in Development and Society Ser.
ISBN:978-0-415-83370-7
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $145.00
Book Description:

After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking viability of peasant agriculture, rural dwellers have been engaged in a massive search for alternative livelihoods, one of the most lucrative being artisanal mining.

While an expanding literature has documented the economic expansion of artisanal mining, this book is...
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Pages:232
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / World / African
Technology & Engineering / Mining
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.25 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:1.07 Pounds

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