Works in Favor of Extraction: Labor in Land-Use Competition
AbstractDespite their negative social and environmental consequences, claims to land for resource extraction are dominantly asserted under conditions of land-use competition. The ‘success’ of the extractive expansion relies on very specific labor arrangements. Through dispossession and unfulfilled promises of long-term employment, an overabundance of labor (or employment gap) is generated at extractive sites. Poverty is exploited in order to sustain business as usual: environmental degradation, low average wages and high wage inequality, and abysmal working conditions. In resolving global land-use competition for sustainability transformations, it is necessary to address labor arrangements as a mechanism through which the claim to land for resource extraction is asserted. View Full-Text
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Schaffartzik, A. Works in Favor of Extraction: Labor in Land-Use Competition. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1961.
Schaffartzik A. Works in Favor of Extraction: Labor in Land-Use Competition. Sustainability. 2018; 10(6):1961.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schaffartzik, Anke. 2018. "Works in Favor of Extraction: Labor in Land-Use Competition." Sustainability 10, no. 6: 1961.
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