Protecting Indigenous Land from Mining. A study of activist representations of indigenous people, in the context of anti-mining movements, with a focus on an Indian case

Promotie

Protecting Indigenous Land from Mining. A study of activist representations of indigenous people, in the context of anti-mining movements, with a focus on an Indian case

Promovendus ms. R (Radhika) Borde
Promotor prof. C (Claudio) Minca
Copromotor dr.ir. M (Martijn) Duineveld
Copromotor ms. B (Bettina) Bluemling PhD
Organisatie Wageningen University & Research, Cultural Geography, Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)
Datum

ma 29 mei 2017 11:00 tot 12:30

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

Summary

This research project explores the activism that supported an indigenous community in India in its protest against a bauxite mining project that would have resulted in the acquisition of the community‚Äôs sacred land. It examines how the community was supported and represented by domestic and international activists, and how the activism influenced the banning of the mining project. The thesis provides important lessons for those striving for sustainable landscapes.