Women Miners in Developing Countries

Women Miners in Developing Countries

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Contrary to their masculine portrayal, mines have always employed women in valuable and productive roles. Yet, pit life continues to be represented as a masculine world of work, legitimizing men as the only mineworkers and large, mechanized, and capitalized operations as the only form of mining.Bringing together a range of case studies of women miners from past and present in Asia, the Pacific region, Latin America and Africa, this book makes visible the roles and contributions of women as miners. It also highlights the importance of engendering small and informal mining in the developing world as compared to the early European and American mines.Sacks are lined on the canal and left for one to several days, depending on the gold content, to trap tailings. In Itogon, the work sites for this type of panning are the canals through which the mine tailings of Philex pass before they areanbsp;...

Title:Women Miners in Developing Countries
Author:Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Martha Macintyre
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006


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