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Planetary Mine
by Martín Arboleda

As the global mining industry is remade by the logistics revolution and new technologies, and as East-Asian economies emerge as the pivot of international trade, extractive processes reach far beyond the confines of the shaft or the pit. Martín Arboleda charts these extended supply chains and highlights the potential for political struggle.

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TITLE
Planetary Mine: Territories of Extraction under Late Capitalism
AUTHOR
Martín Arboleda
PUBLISHER
Verso
PAGES
288
PUBLICATION DATE
January 2020

Martín Arboleda is based at the School of Sociology of Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile. His research builds upon the fields of urban studies, critical theory, and the political economy of global capitalism. He is the author of the book Planetary Mine: Territories of Extraction under Late Capitalism (Verso, 2020), as well as of several scholarly articles on the political economy of urbanization and of natural resource extraction. These publications have been aimed at broadening the level of analysis of extractive processes beyond primary commodity production narrowly considered, revealing the role that circuits of finance, logistics, and labor, among others, perform in the political economy of natural resources across various spatial scales.

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