“Eventually the mine will come”: Women anti-mining activists’ everyday resilience in opposing resource extraction in the Andes

Jenkins, Katy and Rondón, G. (2015) “Eventually the mine will come”: Women anti-mining activists’ everyday resilience in opposing resource extraction in the Andes. Gender and Development, 23 (3). pp. 415-431. ISSN 1355-2074

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552074.2015.1095560

Abstract

This article explores the experiences of women anti-mining activists in rural communities in Andean Peru and Ecuador. The article analyses women activists’ experience of negotiating conflicts with large-scale mining companies, as well as within their communities, using the concept of resilience to understand their continued commitment to this work in a context of conflict, intimidation, and violence. Women activists’ resilience is demonstrated in their determination to fight the arrival of mining, despite being among an increasingly small minority of their communities who continue to oppose the mining companies; their commitment to collective action and to occupying their lands; and their tenacity in campaigning against resource extraction while simultaneously recognising that ‘eventually the mine will come’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender, activism, extractive industries, resilience, Latin America
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 01:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23967

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