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The Lives of Extraction

Identities, Communities and the Politics of Place
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ISBN 978-2-940600-48-9

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Guest-Editors: Filipe Calvão (IHEID, Geneva), Matthew Archer (University of York) and Asanda Benya (University of Cape Town)

The frontiers of extraction are expanding rapidly, driven by a growing demand for minerals and metals that is often motivated by sustainability considerations. The two volumes of International Development Policy are dedicated to the paradoxes and futures of green extractivism, with analyses of experiences from 5 five continents. In this, the first of these two volumes, 16 authors offer a critical and nuanced understanding of the social, cultural and political dimensions of extraction.  The experiences of communities, indigenous peoples and workers in extractive contexts are deeply shaped by narratives, imaginaries, and the complexity of social contexts. These dimensions are crucial for to making extraction possible and for to sustaining its expansion, but also for to identifying possibilities for resistance, and for to paving the way for alternative, post-extractive economies.

Cite this volume: Calvão, Filipe, Matthew Archer and Asanda Benya (eds) (2023) The Lives of Extraction. Identities, Communities and the Politics of Place, International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement, 15 (Geneva, Boston: Graduate Institute Publications, Brill-Nijhoff),, DOI: 10.4000/poldev.5226

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