‘Like an Army in Enemy Territory’. Epistemic Violence in Megaextractivist Expansion

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Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 24)

Abstract

In this chapter I will reflect upon the violence intrinsic to extractivist expansion, and particularly on epistemic violence, that is, the way in which scientific knowledge is used to design, legitimate and implement these undertakings. I have used in the title a passage written by Ernst Bloch in his The Principle of Hope , because extractivist enterprises express better than any other the military modulation impregnating modern technology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CordobaCórdobaArgentina

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