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exploitation


Subject Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444332094.2012.x


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Making use of a resource of some kind (minerals, plants , animals , or people), often with the implication that the user is self-centered or ethically questionable. In a political context, associated with marx 's view of capitalism —a system for creating profit (see surplus ) from the efforts of poorly rewarded others. In different contexts “exploitation” covers not just economic but also gender and other relations. More neutrally, it may be applied without suggesting opprobrium (“plant exploitation for food is centered on the yam”). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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