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Cuadernos de antropología social

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SCHIAFFINI, Hernán Horacio. Mining, conflict and local brokers: Minera San Xavier in Cerro de San Pedro. Cuad. antropol. soc. [online]. 2011, n.34, pp.115-139. ISSN 1850-275X.

This paper investigates in instances of mediation involved in large-scale economic processes and local implementation. Analyzing the conflict in Cerro de San Pedro (San Luis Potosí, México) among San Xavier mining company and the Frente Amplio Opositor (FAO), it applies an ethnographic approach to describe the local structures of political mediation and its practices and rationality. The work shows the relevance of local factors in the relationships between State, company and people.

Keywords : Mining industry; Social conflict; Structures of political mediation; Power; Local politics.

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