‘Mining women’and livelihoods: Examining the dominant and emerging issues in the ASM gendered economic space


The intractable challenges faced by female mine workers have come to dominate the discourse and scholarship on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operations. However, the extensive focus on the informal and labour-intensive segments has engendered a failure to capture the nuances in the duality of ASM operations and how it impacts female outcomes. Drawing on intersectionality as a lens, in this article the authors map the dynamics on how issues related to the gender, situatedness and positionality of female mine workers interact to shape their situated labour outcomes. Highlighting the differentiated outcomes for female mine workers within the contingencies of the broader socio-cultural context in which ASM work is organised, the article sheds light on how the social identity structures such as gender, sexuality and class interact to give form to the marginalisation, occupational roles, the ‘boom town’ narrative and occupational and health challenges that characterise the ASM gendered economic space.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X231212562
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Artisanal and small-scale mining,gender,inequality,women,Business, Management and Accounting(all),Management of Technology and Innovation,Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management,Strategy and Management
Publication ISSN: 0143-831X
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024 07:20
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 12:37
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2024-01-08
Published Online Date: 2024-01-08
Accepted Date: 2024-01-01
Authors: Ofosu, George
Sarpong, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1533-4332)
Torbor, Mabel
Asante, Shadrack



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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