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Mining capitalism : the relationship between corporations and their critics

Author: Stuart Kirsch
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2014] ©2014
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"Corporations are among the most powerful institutions of our time, but they are also responsible for a wide range of harmful social and environmental impacts. Consequently, political movements and nongovernmental organizations increasingly contest the risks that corporations pose to people and nature. Mining Capitalism examines the strategies through which corporations manage their relationships with these critics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kirsch, Stuart.
Mining capitalism
(DLC) 2013040294
(OCoLC)861273895
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Kirsch
ISBN: 9780520957596 0520957598 9781306802314 1306802318
OCLC Number: 880579579
Description: 1 online resource (314 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Colliding ecologies --
The politics of space --
Down by law --
Corporate science --
Industry strikes back --
New politics of time --
Conclusion --
Appendix: timeline.
Responsibility: Stuart Kirsch.

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"Corporations are among the most powerful institutions of our time, but they are also responsible for a wide range of harmful social and environmental impacts. Consequently, political movements and nongovernmental organizations increasingly contest the risks that corporations pose to people and nature. Mining Capitalism examines the strategies through which corporations manage their relationships with these critics and adversaries. By focusing on the conflict over the Ok Tedi copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea, Stuart Kirsch tells the story of a slow-moving environmental disaster and the international network of indigenous peoples, advocacy groups, and lawyers that sought to protect local rivers and rain forests. Along the way, he analyzes how corporations promote their interests by manipulating science and invoking the discourses of sustainability and social responsibility. Based on two decades of anthropological research, this book is comparative in scope, showing readers how similar dynamics operate in other industries around the world"--Provided by publisher.

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