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Fraser, Alastair (2010) 'Introduction: boom and bust on the Zambian Copperbelt.' In: Fraser, Alastair and Larmer, Miles, (eds.), Zambia, Mining, and Neoliberalism. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-30. (Africa Connects)

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Abstract

Throughout the twentieth century, studies of life on a narrow strip of land in central Africa shaped the way academics understood relations between the rich world and the poor. Anthropologists, economists, historians, and political scientists described how booms and busts in the global copper market repeatedly raised and dashed hopes of prosperity for communities living on the periphery of the international economic system but on top of mineral deposits of significant value to that system. These accounts of life on the “tip of the tail” of global capitalism frequently revealed deeper truths about the dog itself.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISBN: 9780230104983
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230115590_1
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2024 07:57
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/42070

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