Revisiting the Devil: ‘Resource Curses’, ‘Gold Curses’ and Potentiality

Revisiting the Devil: ‘Resource Curses’, ‘Gold Curses’ and Potentiality
Date
18 January 2018, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Pablo Jaramillo, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

 From bureaucrats worried about mining transparency in the framework of ‘the resource curse’ economic and political theory to small and traditional miners worried about gold’s maldiciones, there is a renewed sense of damnation around the precious metals in Colombia. In the context of current precious metals super-cycle in Latin America, the presentation analyses the ‘varieties’ of gold curses in the Colombia under a common framework that focuses on the temporality, affects and potentiality of capitalism in the country. The presentation is based on ethnographic research around the mining conflict in the town of Marmato carried out between 2016-17.

All are welcome. Attendance is free.

This seminar series is jointly run by the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Anthropology departments of LSE, Goldsmiths and UCL.

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Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
02078628871