Dr Gerardo Castillo Guzmán and an expert panel will discuss his recently published book, Local Experiences of Mining in Peru: Social and Spatial Transformations in the Andes ( Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development, 2020).   The book draws extensively on field research undertaken by Gerardo in the area of Rio Tinto’s La Granja exploration copper project in the northern Peruvian Andes. By documenting the experiences of a selection of La Granjan families over a 20 year time-frame, the study provides unique insights into how rural societies in Peru have been impacted by – and have adapted to – large-scale mining developments. 

Host: Emeritus Professor David Brereton

Speakers: Dr Gerardo Castillo Guzmán, Professor Deanna Kemp, Elizabeth Castro (Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce)

About the author: Gerardo is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM). He holds a PhD from The University of Queensland. Read bio in full

Free download of introductory chapter: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429292255

Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Local-Experiences-of-Mining-in-Peru-Social-and-Spatial-Transformations/Castillo-Guzman/p/book/9780429292255

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