Social Movements, Indigenous Response and the Impact of Mining Conflicts in the Andes

Ximena Warnaars, Emma Gilberthorpe (Editor)

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Abstract

My research interests are in the area of “identity”, social movements, and indigenous responses to the conflicts between local and indigenous communities with mining companies. I am motivated to explore the reasons for variance and difference among the indigenous responses and social movements in the context of mining conflicts. I am interested to look at the internal dynamics of movements, what are their analyses and understandings of the conflict and their choice of strategies?, does “identity”, collective memories of previous conflicts and symbolic representations and discourse have a role?, and how does company behaviour, attitude and strategies further impact the relationship with local communities and the social movement around the conflict.At the workshop I will be sharing some experiences from the field, and talking about the different responses and collective action by local and indigenous communities in the south of Peru with the cases of Tintaya and Las Bambas and in the north with the Tambogrande and the Majaz case. I also hope to mention some other responses from Amazonian peoples in Peru to oil and gas conflicts as well as from communities in the south-east of Ecuador (my research site).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationhost publication
EditorsEmma Gilberthorpe
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
EventExamining the Long-Term Impact of POst-Colonial Phases of Extractive Industry on INdigenous Livelihoods - University of Durham
Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …

Conference

ConferenceExamining the Long-Term Impact of POst-Colonial Phases of Extractive Industry on INdigenous Livelihoods
CityUniversity of Durham
Period1/01/24 → …

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