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Author Welker, Marina, 1973- author
Title Enacting the corporation : an American mining firm in post-authoritarian Indonesia / Marina Welker
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
book jacket
 CAPAS Library  HD9506.I54 N49 2014    AVAILABLE    30620020137815
 人文社會聯圖  HD9506.I54 N49 2014    AVAILABLE    30610020447124
 Ethnology Library  HD9506.I54 N49 2014    AVAILABLE    30520020810884
Descript xviii, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-279) and index
"We need to Newmontize folk" : a new social discipline at corporate headquarters -- "Pak Comrel is our regent whom we respect" : mine, state, and development responsibility -- "My job would be far easier if locals were already capitalists" : incubating enterprise and patronage -- "We identified farmers as our top security risk" : ethereal and material development in the paddy fields -- "Corporate security begins in the community" : the social work of environmental management -- "We should be like Starbucks" : the social assessment
"What are corporations, and to whom are they responsible? Anthropologist Marina Welker draws on two years of research at Newmont Mining Corporation's Denver headquarters and its Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in Sumbawa, Indonesia, to address these questions. She shows how, against the backdrop of an emerging Corporate Social Responsibility movement and changing state dynamics in Indonesia, people enact the mining corporation in multiple ways: as an ore producer, employer, patron, promoter of sustainable development, religious sponsor, auditable organization, foreign imperialist, and environmental threat. Rather than assuming that corporations are monolithic, profit-maximizing subjects, Welker turns to anthropological theories of personhood to develop an analytic model of the corporation as an unstable collective subject with multiple authors, boundaries, and interests. Enacting the Corporation demonstrates that corporations are constituted through continuous struggles over relations with--and responsibilities to--local communities, workers, activists, governments, contractors, and shareholders"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Newmont Mining Corporation
Newmont Nusa Tenggara, PT
Mineral industries -- Social aspects -- Indonesia -- Sumbawa Island
Social responsibility of business -- Indonesia -- Sumbawa Island
Social responsibility of business -- Colorado -- Greenwood Village
Capitalism -- Indonesia -- Sumbawa Island
Ethnology -- Indonesia -- Sumbawa Island
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