Jose Antonio Villarán's Book, "Open Pit," Published with Counterpath Press

April 05, 2022

A collaged book cover, with different textures as backgrounds and a man looking straight-on. The words "OPEN PIT" are above and below him.
Jose Antonio Villarán's book and dissertation, Open Pit, is now out with Counterpath Press. The Open Pit: A Story about Morococha and Extractivism in the Américas explores the role of extraction under the current capitalist accumulation model, through the specific story of the town of Morococha, located in the central Peruvian Andes, and the ways in which extraction permeates most aspects of human activity. An assemblage of collective enunciations woven through a letter to the author’s seven-year-old son, the book connects the world of mining and extraction to everyday life, personal histories of growing up in Lima, Perú, and living in California. Please visit this website for more information or to purchase the book.

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