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In this concluding chapter, we start by summarizing the main empirical contribution of this book, by focusing on diversity and connectivity in gold mining crystallizations, and on how these crystallizations are embedded in their broader institutional and ecological environment. We then turn to the main theoretical lessons, particularly for the literature on Global Production Networks (GPN). These theoretical lessons can be summarized as the need to pay more central attention to how informal activities are functionally integrated into these networks and to how these networks are shaped by their material beginnings. Finally, we develop a number of critical afterthoughts about the limitations of the approach taken by this book, which will hopefully inspire future research.
KeywordsArtisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) Industrial mining Gold ASM-LSM relations Global Production Networks (GPN) Embeddedness
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