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Exchanges Between Places in the Defense of Water, Life and Territory. Case study of experience, knowledge and strategies from elsewhere that contribute to the resistance against a large scale mining project.

Geelen, Naomi LU (2017) HEKM51 20171
Human Ecology
Abstract
This thesis focuses on the exchange of experience, knowledge and strategies between local social movements resisting large scale mining projects. While the exchanges between local movements and supralocal movements, international organizations and NGOs has been studied, less attention is payed to the role of collaborations between local movements themselves. A case study based on fieldwork and interviews has been conducted among social movements in Tolima (Colombia) resisting a large scale gold mining project. During the time of research social movements in Tolima were active with the campaign of a popular consultation about mining activities in their municipalities. Special attention is giving to the role of experience, knowledge and... (More)
This thesis focuses on the exchange of experience, knowledge and strategies between local social movements resisting large scale mining projects. While the exchanges between local movements and supralocal movements, international organizations and NGOs has been studied, less attention is payed to the role of collaborations between local movements themselves. A case study based on fieldwork and interviews has been conducted among social movements in Tolima (Colombia) resisting a large scale gold mining project. During the time of research social movements in Tolima were active with the campaign of a popular consultation about mining activities in their municipalities. Special attention is giving to the role of experience, knowledge and strategies of other local movements in disproving the narratives of the mining company and meaning making. The experience, knowledge and strategies from other social movements has enabled social movements of Tolima to disprove and challenge the hegemonic narratives of the mining company and become producers of knowledge. (Less)
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Geelen, Naomi LU
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HEKM51 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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8908306
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2017-06-20 08:44:15
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  abstract     = {This thesis focuses on the exchange of experience, knowledge and strategies between local social movements resisting large scale mining projects. While the exchanges between local movements and supralocal movements, international organizations and NGOs has been studied, less attention is payed to the role of collaborations between local movements themselves. A case study based on fieldwork and interviews has been conducted among social movements in Tolima (Colombia) resisting a large scale gold mining project. During the time of research social movements in Tolima were active with the campaign of a popular consultation about mining activities in their municipalities. Special attention is giving to the role of experience, knowledge and strategies of other local movements in disproving the narratives of the mining company and meaning making. The experience, knowledge and strategies from other social movements has enabled social movements of Tolima to disprove and challenge the hegemonic narratives of the mining company and become producers of knowledge.},
  author       = {Geelen, Naomi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Exchanges Between Places in the Defense of Water, Life and Territory. Case study of experience, knowledge and strategies from elsewhere that contribute to the resistance against a large scale mining project.},
  year         = {2017},
}