“Caring for the mine”: Women in capitalist accumulation in the Peruvian Andes

Leda Margarita Pérez, Lorena De la Puente Burlando

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A “service provision” value chain that sustains the activities of the Las Bambas copper mine cuts across rural communities and the mining town, connected by the invisibilized work of indigenous and/or migrant women, through their maintenance of the rural homestead, or in their provision of feminized services, essential to men who work in the urban center near the mine. We argue that in this case women’s access to mining’s benefits and/or jobs in both rural and urban spaces is mediated by gender, as mining’s direct and indirect effects serve to consolidate their social reproductive roles.
Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)790-811
Número de páginas22
PublicaciónSocial Politics
Fecha en línea anticipada16 set. 2020
EstadoPublicada - 15 set. 2022

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Funding Information:
We wish to thank the Universidad del Pacífico for supporting this study through its Office of the Vice President for Research Funds, awarded to the authors in 2018. We are also grateful to Daniela Ugarte and Nícola Espinosa for their valuable research assistance as well as to Carlos Monge, Advisor, Natural Resources Governance Institute, for his insightful comments on this manuscript.

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