Date of Award
Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning (CDP)
International Development, Community and Environment
Denise Humphreys Bebbington
This paper examines community resistance in the Peruvian communities of Tambogrande and Cajamarca to mineral extraction by the corporations Minera Yanacocha (MYSA) and Manhattan Minerals. It considers the fluid nature of the frames, strategies, and tactics that allow social movements to shape and reflect each other. This paper documents how ideas and symbols travel through space and time, in the form of community referenda, collective acts of resistance, and symbols of cultural patrimony, to resist mining projects in two emblematic conflicts. Social movement theory informs this study, in particular it explores the ways in which movements frame mining conflicts, build visibility and seek allies and resources across scales in support of their cause.
Read, Anne B., "Defending Home: How Resistance Movements are Framed Against Mineral Extraction in Cajamarca and Tambogrande, Peru" (2017). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 105.