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Burkina Faso: Global Gold Expansion and Local Terrains

The book Global Gold Production Touching Ground: Expansion, Informalization, and Technological Innovation is edited by Boris Verbrugge and Sara Geenen. In recent decades, gold mining has moved into increasingly remote corners of the globe. Aside from the expansion of industrial gold mining, many countries have simultaneously witnessed an expansion of labor-intensive and predominantly informal artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Both trends are usually studied in isolation, which contributes to a dominant image of a dual gold mining economy. Leiden anthropologist Sabine Luning wrote one of the 12 country studies about Burkino Faso.

Sabine Luning
19 June 2020
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