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Title:Mining and social transformation in Africa: mineralizing and democratizing trends in artisanal production
Editor:Bryceson, Deborah FahyISNI
Series:Routledge studies in development and society
City of publisher:Abingdon
ISBN:0415833701; 9780415833707; 9780203362747
Geographic term:Tanzania
gold mining
diamond mining
social relations
social change
Abstract:After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. This book probes the societal impact of artisanal mining in Tanzania, demonstrating that it has the potential to be far more democratic and emancipating than preceding modes. Focus is placed on how artisanal mining is configured in relation to local, regional and national mining investments and social class differentation. Lifestyles of miners are brought to the fore, as are questions of value transfers out of the artisanal mining sector, value capture by elites, and changing configurations of gender, age and class differentiation. The book is divided into three parts: Part I: Miners' agency and social relations; II: Mining communities, organizational constructs and policy; III: What future for artisanal mining? Contributions: 1. Mineralizing Africa and artisanal mining's democratizing influence (Deborah Fahy Bryceson and Jesper Bosse Jønsson); 2. Going for gold: miners' mobility and motivation (Jesper Bosse Jønsson and Deborah Fahy Bryceson); 3. Pursuing an artisanal mining career: downward success (Deborah Fahy Bryceson and Jesper Bosse Jønsson); 4. Loosely' woven love: sexuality and wifestyles in gold-mining settlements (Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Jesper Bosse Jønsson and Hannelore Verbrugge); 5. The creativity of action: property, kin and the social in African artisanal mining (Eleanor Fisher and Rose Mwaipopo); 6. Beyond belief: mining, magic and murder in Sukumaland (Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Jesper Bosse Jønsson and Richard Sherrington); 7. Dealing with ambiguity: policy and practice among artisanal gold miners (Jesper Bosse Jønsson and Niels Fold); 8. An ethical turn in African mining: voluntary regulation through fair trade (Eleanor Fisher and John Childs); 9. The politics of mining: foreign direct investment, the State and artisanal mining in Tanzania (France Bourgouin); 'Ubeshi' - negotiating coexistence: artisanal and large-scale relations in diamond mining (Rosemarie Mwaipopo); 11. Artisanal mining's democratizing directions and deviations (Deborah Fahy Bryceson and Eleanor Fisher). [ASC Leiden abstract]