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Extracting consent or engineering support?: an institutional ethnography of mining, "community support" and land acquisition in Cerro de San Pedro, Mexico.

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dc.contributor.author Herman, Tamara
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-15T19:54:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-15T19:54:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en
dc.date.issued 2010-12-15T19:54:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3161
dc.description.abstract This thesis explicates the translocal ruling relations embedded in the process that a Canadian corporation used to acquire collectively held land for a mine in Mexico. Using Institutional Ethnography, I begin from a disjuncture between the corporation’s statements that the mine holds “local support” and the contesting claims of an opposition movement. I contextualize this disjuncture by referring to the institutional discourse of “corporate social responsibility” in mining. I make visible the hierarchy of texts activated by the corporation to acquire land and produce the claim of “local support.” I overlay this problematic with a reconstruction of the legal disputes between the corporation and its opposition, indicating where the process is hooked into legislation that organizes multinational investment in mining. The inquiry illuminates the workings of power, illustrating how provisions for foreign investment enshrined in multilateral institutions and upheld in Mexican legislation hold primacy over provisions for “local support.” en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Mexico en
dc.subject mining en
dc.subject corporate social responsibility en
dc.subject institutional ethnography en
dc.subject corporations en
dc.subject social justice en
dc.subject social movements en
dc.subject Canada en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Sociology::Social structure en
dc.title Extracting consent or engineering support?: an institutional ethnography of mining, "community support" and land acquisition in Cerro de San Pedro, Mexico. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Prince, Michael J.
dc.degree.department Faculty of Human and Social Development en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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