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Reframing the World. Local Communities and Multinational Corporations. The case of Cajamarca, Colombia

  • Author / Creator
    Quesada, Maria A.
  • This research seeks to develop our understanding of the elements that define the relationship between multinational mining corporations and local peasant communities living in areas affected by large-scale gold mining in Latin America. Previous research has focused on describing the forms this relationship takes and has presumed that the relation is mostly defined by the political and economic context of the host country. This thesis argues that this relationship could be defined as essentially conflictive in nature. The relationship between mining corporations and local communities is explored through the case study of the relationship between AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) and the local peasant community of Cajamarca, Colombia. Contested mental frameworks (ethical, esthetic, imagery and epistemological discourses that are traversed by power relations) are identified as the root of conflicts that are triggered by the decisions of politically and geographically distant governments

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3H70880T
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Political Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Altamirano-Jimenez, Isabel (Political Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Kermoal, Nathalie (Native Studies)
    • Stewart-Harawira, Makere (Education Policy Studies)
    • Urquhart, Ian (Political Science)