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Rare Earth Frontiers

From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes

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Rare Earth Frontiers by Julie Michelle Klinger
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Rare Earth Frontiers is a work of human geography that serves to demystify the powerful elements that make possible the miniaturization of electronics, green energy and medical technologies, and essential telecommunications and defense systems. Julie Michelle Klinger draws attention to the fact that the rare earths we rely on most are as common as copper or lead, and this means the implications of their extraction are global. Klinger excavates the rich historical origins and ongoing ramifications of the quest to mine rare earths in ever more impossible places. Klinger writes about the devastating damage to lives and the environment caused by the exploitation of rare earths. She demonstrates in human terms how scarcity myths have been conscripted into diverse geopolitical campaigns that use rare earth mining as a pretext to capture spaces that have historically fallen beyond the grasp of centralized power. These include legally and logistically forbidding locations in the Amazon, Greenland, and Afghanistan, and on the Moon. Drawing on ethnographic, archival, and interview data gathered in local languages and offering possible solutions to the problems it documents, this book examines the production of the rare earth frontier as a place, a concept, and a zone of contestation, sacrifice, and transformation.

Author Biography

Julie Michelle Klinger is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Faculty Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Initiative, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.
Release date NZ
January 15th, 2018
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
10 Maps; 6 Charts; 4 Halftones, black and white
Imprint
Cornell University Press
Interest Age
From 18 years
Pages
340
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9781501714597
Product ID
26805012

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