Mining landscapes and colonial rule in early 20th century Cyprus

Given, M. (2005) Mining landscapes and colonial rule in early 20th century Cyprus. Historical Archaeology, 39(3), pp. 49-60.

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In the early-20th century the large-scale copper and asbestos mines of Cyprus were intimately associated with colonial rule, both in their ideologies and in their actual operations. For the Cypriot miners, this represented a major disruption of long-standing values and required a new negotiation of their relationship with their British colonizers. Attempts to control mining landscapes and communities interplayed with a range of actions from submission to everyday resistance to strikes and riots. These dynamics are most clearly seen by examining the entire landscape. Particularly revealing aspects include the naming of mining landscapes, the surveillance of miners, the complex relationship between mining and agriculture, the actual and symbolic manipulation of artifacts, the expression of control and resistance in miners’ housing, and shifting concepts of communit

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Given, Dr Michael
Authors: Given, M.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Historical Archaeology
Publisher:Society for Historical Archaeology
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