Commodities, Environment and Labour

Projects in this cluster look at the consequences of commodity extraction, production, exchange and consumption and the consequences for labour and environment.  The focus is on commodity frontiers, to be defined as processes and sites of the incorporation of resources into the expanding capitalist world economy.  Main questions concern  the consequences of this frontiers expansion for labour relations, natural assets and the environment? How does this affect workers at these frontiers? How do they resist these processes?

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