In this paper I juxtapose the world views and the entanglements of a cohort of Acehnese young men, some Javanese migrant workers, a local mineshafts financier and a goldsmith who have been involved in the strikes of gold and semi-precious gemstones in the post-tsunami and post-conflict district of Aceh Jaya (Aceh, Indonesia). First, I analyze the practical and moral forces that tie natural riches and Acehnese people together. Then I describe the different access points to mining work, the divergent trajectories of mobility followed by Acehnese and migrant labourers, the asymmetrical relationships which arise out of the production of mineral commodities, the skills underlying extractive occupations and the meanings attached to work

Tabacco, G. (2017). Within and Beyond the “Rainy Mountains”: Rethinking Circulation, Access to Work and Mining in West Aceh, Indonesia. In S. Vignato (a cura di), Dreams of Prosperity and Experiences of Inequality. The processes of integration in Southeast Asia. Silkwarn.

Within and Beyond the “Rainy Mountains”: Rethinking Circulation, Access to Work and Mining in West Aceh, Indonesia

TABACCO, GIACOMO
2017

Abstract

In this paper I juxtapose the world views and the entanglements of a cohort of Acehnese young men, some Javanese migrant workers, a local mineshafts financier and a goldsmith who have been involved in the strikes of gold and semi-precious gemstones in the post-tsunami and post-conflict district of Aceh Jaya (Aceh, Indonesia). First, I analyze the practical and moral forces that tie natural riches and Acehnese people together. Then I describe the different access points to mining work, the divergent trajectories of mobility followed by Acehnese and migrant labourers, the asymmetrical relationships which arise out of the production of mineral commodities, the skills underlying extractive occupations and the meanings attached to work
Capitolo o saggio
anthropology, circulation, work, Indonesia
English
Dreams of Prosperity and Experiences of Inequality. The processes of integration in Southeast Asia
Tabacco, G. (2017). Within and Beyond the “Rainy Mountains”: Rethinking Circulation, Access to Work and Mining in West Aceh, Indonesia. In S. Vignato (a cura di), Dreams of Prosperity and Experiences of Inequality. The processes of integration in Southeast Asia. Silkwarn.
Tabacco, G
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