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"It Can Lift Someone from Poverty": Imagined Futures in the Sierra-Leonean Diamond Market

This article aims to draw attention to the role of the future in artisanal mining. It argues that in order to understand the dynamics of artisanal mining, research must understand miners’ imaginaries of a better future which inform their economic strategies in the present. Drawing on Jens... Full description

1st Person: Engwicht, Nina
Source: in: The Extractive Industries and Society (2018), Vol. 5 (2), p. 260-266
Type of Publication: Article
Published: 2018
Keywords: Fictional expectations > Diamonds > Sierra Leone > Artisanal mining > Natural resource management
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