Negotiating belonging and place: an exploration of mestiza women’s everyday resistance in Cajamarca, Peru.

Boudewijn, Inge (2020) Negotiating belonging and place: an exploration of mestiza women’s everyday resistance in Cajamarca, Peru. Human Geography, 13 (1). pp. 40-48. ISSN 1942-7786

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Abstract

Since 1993, the Cajamarca region of Peru has been home to the Yanacocha gold mine, associated with environmental degradation, negative health impacts, and socio-economic consequences. In 2012, large-scale protests broke out across the region over the newly proposed Conga mine. Increasingly, scholarship is devoted to recognizing socio-environmental struggles outside of mass-mobilization and public protests; at the local, household and everyday level, often performed over much longer timescales. In this context, I critically explore the everyday resistance of mestiza-identifying women in Cajamarca city. Through a discussion of how their on-going resistance critically constructs who/what belongs in place, and who/what is ‘other’/‘stranger’, I analyse how they mobilise gendered local values and knowledge to continue opposing large-scale mining in the aftermath of the Conga conflict.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, extractive industries, Andes, everyday resistance, miningmujeres, industrias extractivas, Andes, resistencia cotidiana, minería
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 16:21
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 08:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42455

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