Journal article

Trading Sand, Undermining Lives: Omitted Livelihoods in the Global Trade in Sand

Vanessa Lamb, Melissa Marschke, Jonathan Rigg

ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Sand is a scarce resource, extracted from rivers and coasts at rates that exceed its natural renewal. Yet, little is understood about the political economy of sand extraction, the livelihood vulnerabilities produced, or why sand grabbing is occurring at unprecedented rates in particular locations. Drawing together literature on global production network approaches in economic geography and debates on sustainable livelihoods in development geography—two literatures rarely in conversation with one another—we reveal the links between new, globalized, cross-border articulations of poverty and prosperity and the sand trade. We situate our sand case in Southeast Asia across three sites, namely, in..

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Grants

Awarded by Canada's Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia (UCRSEA) project - Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Awarded by Canada's Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia (UCRSEA) project - International Development Research Center (IDRC)


Awarded by Singapore Social Science Research Council (SSRC) project, "Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia"


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by Canada's Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia (UCRSEA) project, jointly funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC; SSHRC Award reference number 895-2013-3004; IDRC Project No. 107776), and the Singapore Social Science Research Council (SSRC) project, "Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia" (Award reference number MOE2016-SSRTG-068).