Whose Development? How Women Living Near the Yanacocha Mine, Peru, Envision Potential Futures

Boudewijn, Inge (2020) Whose Development? How Women Living Near the Yanacocha Mine, Peru, Envision Potential Futures. Bulletin of Latin American Research. ISSN 0261-3050 (In Press)

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Abstract

Among women opposing expansion of mining operations in Cajamarca, Peru, narratives of preferred alternatives diverge: from sustainable mining, to alternative economic development, to more radical alternatives to ‘development’. In these accounts, both their relative powerlessness and agency become apparent. This article critically explores women’s views of development and their imaginings of their region with or without mining. I argue that those who opposed mining show a continuing engagement with questions of development in the aftermath of conflict over natural resource extraction, highlighting a common thread of desires for bottom-up initiatives embracing local knowledge, practice and history.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, extractivism, Latin America, Andes, mining, development
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 14:03
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 14:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43436

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