This session seeks papers on issues pertaining to resource-based communities. Papers could cover topics relating to community challenges, differences, strategies in relation to future sustainability, the boom and bust nature of some types of resource extraction and their implications for community health, the difficulties of managing of very fast growth and/or stagnation, seasonal or temporary economies, gender and ethnic inequalities associated with transitions, issues associated with communities weighing up social, economic and environmental impacts and their tradeoffs, effects of new developments (i.e. mining or oil extraction or infrastructure developments) for older economic bases (agriculture, forestry, fishing, traditional livelihoods) and local/global tensions in workforce preparation and sourcing of labour forces for resource development.
Session Organizer: Jennifer Jarman, PhD, Lakehead University, email@example.com
Session Code: RuS2