Anthropology in the Mining Industry: Community Relations by Glynn Cochrane

By Glynn Cochrane

This ebook outlines how Rio Tinto—one of the world’s biggest miners—redesigned and rebuilt relationships with groups after the rejection of the corporate in the course of Bougainville’s Civil warfare. Glynn Cochrane remembers how he and co-workers applied their education as social anthropologists to aid the corporate to earn an management recognition and aggressive company virtue via developing the case for long term, at the floor, smoke-in-the-eyes interplay with humans in neighborhood groups all over the world, regardless of the charm of maximal potency concepts and faster, more uncomplicated solutions. rather than utilizing ready-made, formulaic toolkits, Rio Tinto trusted neighborhood practitioners to aim to house neighborhood personal tastes and cultural ameliorations. This quantity presents a step by step account of ways mining businesses can use social anthropological and ethnographic insights to layout methods of operating with neighborhood groups, in particular in occasions of upheaval. 

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