Category Archives: Extractive Industries

Arctic Abstractive Industry

Colleague Arthur Mason sent around a link to the collection of popular short essays that many anthropologists contributed to a theme around extractive industries in the Arctic, but also asking a bit more behind the scenes what are the principles … Continue reading

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resource development versus other community sustainability options’?

This is the general topic of the next course in our PhD programme by the Uarctic Thematic Network “Arctic Extractive Industries. It’s going to take place this time again in the wonderful town of St John’s Newfoundland, Canada. PhD students … Continue reading

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Historical Decision as to Mining in Sweden

A – what I would like to call a historical – decision was taken by the Supreme Administrative Court in Sweden at the end of February this year (source: The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), case 2047-14). It is a decision made … Continue reading

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Uarctic in pure diamonds: report from PhD / Masters course “Arctic Extractive Industries”, in Mirny

From 15-22 February a group of roughly 20 people spent a week in the centre for Russian Diamond extraction, the city of Mirny. Students from circumpolar countries – and not only – had different topics in their social sciences research … Continue reading

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Arctic Voices: Expectations, Narratives and the Realities of Living with Extractive industries: new publication

Arctic Voices: Expectations, Narratives and the Realities of Living with Extractive industries in the Far North (Edited by Emma Wilson and Florian Stammler ) is the name of a new special issue. It has been ages ago that we ran … Continue reading

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Paper call: Engaging with treasures of the subsurface between extractivism and spiritualism, 20-23 July 2016

Dear colleagues at this year’s European Association for Social Anthropology congress in Milano, we got a session accepted on extractive industries where we want to go beyond the usual social impacts of industry evidence – as important as this is. … Continue reading

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Extractive Industries – mining anthropology positions

Colleagues from Belgium advertise the following posts. The orientation is not Arctic but African – and not less fascinating for sure! Five new positions opening at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Liège (ULg), Belgium: 2 Ph.D. … Continue reading

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