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The Resource Blood of extraction : Canadian imperialism in Latin America, Todd Gordon & Jeffery R. Webber

Blood of extraction : Canadian imperialism in Latin America, Todd Gordon & Jeffery R. Webber

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Blood of extraction : Canadian imperialism in Latin America
Title
Blood of extraction
Title remainder
Canadian imperialism in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Todd Gordon & Jeffery R. Webber
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rooted in thousands of pages of Access to Information documents and dozens of interviews carried out throughout Latin America over the last four years, Blood of Extraction is a critical study of contemporary Canadian intervention in Latin America. It integrates political economy with theories of development and social movements to interrogate the insertion of Canadian multinational corporations (MNCs) into Latin America, the role of the Canadian state in facilitating this process, and the impact of these interconnected dynamics on the region's people and ecology. Canadian-based MNCs, backed by the Canadian state through a coherent strategic framework of trade, diplomacy, development aid, and security policy, have developed extensive economic interests in Latin America over the last two decades. While Canadian investment is occurring across a broad range of sectors, it is most extensive, and controversial, in the resource sector. Canada has the largest mining industry in the world, while Latin America has become the most important regional destination for Canadian resource investment abroad. We demonstrate how resource extraction is a poor source of job creation and typically associated with increased inequality, environmental damage, and the proliferation of human rights abuses. Latin American communities affected by Canadian resource extraction are now organized into hundreds of movements of opposition, from Mexico in the north to Argentina in the south. Blood of Extraction is organized around detailed case studies of Canadian geopolitical engagement with a number of countries in Central America and the Andes. Within each chapter we track the growth of Canadian investment, the human rights and ecological conflicts that attend that investment, and the different strategies mobilized by the Canadian state and embassies to advance the interests of Canadian MNCs in the face of social movement, and occasionally governmental, opposition."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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1973-
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Gordon, Todd
Dewey number
338.2098
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Webber, Jeffery R.
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  • Mineral industries
  • Mineral industries
  • Mineral industries
  • Mining corporations
  • Mining corporations
  • Investments, Canadian
  • Economic development
  • Imperialism
  • Canada
  • Latin America
Label
Blood of extraction : Canadian imperialism in Latin America, Todd Gordon & Jeffery R. Webber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I. Velvet Gloves and Iron Fists
  • Part II. Central America. Authoritarian Capitalism: The New Normal in Honduras -- Mining in the Wake of Genocide: Canadian Corporations in Twenty-First Century Guatemala -- Dispossession and Security in Central America
  • Part III. The Andes. Canada's Evil Hour in Colombia -- Agonies of Mineral Dependency in Peru -- Tapping the Veins of Ecuador -- Venezuela's Threat of a Good Example -- An Exercise in Cynicism: "Democracy" and "Security" in the Andes
  • Part IV. Expansion Continues, Resistance Persists
Control code
ocn949988097
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9781552668306
Lccn
2016497038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949988097
Label
Blood of extraction : Canadian imperialism in Latin America, Todd Gordon & Jeffery R. Webber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I. Velvet Gloves and Iron Fists
  • Part II. Central America. Authoritarian Capitalism: The New Normal in Honduras -- Mining in the Wake of Genocide: Canadian Corporations in Twenty-First Century Guatemala -- Dispossession and Security in Central America
  • Part III. The Andes. Canada's Evil Hour in Colombia -- Agonies of Mineral Dependency in Peru -- Tapping the Veins of Ecuador -- Venezuela's Threat of a Good Example -- An Exercise in Cynicism: "Democracy" and "Security" in the Andes
  • Part IV. Expansion Continues, Resistance Persists
Control code
ocn949988097
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9781552668306
Lccn
2016497038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949988097

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