I am a Marie-Sklodowska Curie LEaDing PostDoctoral Fellow at the ISS, Den Haag. My current postdoctoral project is titled: Theorizing a post-extractive future for India: Evidence from a meta-analysis of social resistance movements against environmental injustices at resource peripheries in India
My work focuses on environmental and social justice resistance movements and Ecological Distribution Conflicts (EDCs) generated as a result of expanding mineral commodity frontiers. My research is interdisciplinary and lies at the intersection of political ecology, ecological economics, cultural and social anthropology, human geography, human ecology, conflict studies, natural resource management, policy studies and post-growth economics.
Given the linkages of extractivism, EDCs and growth-centric policies, particularly in the Global South, I am also interested in critical analysis of and alternatives to ongoing patterns of growth. I am particularly interested in de-growth and post-growth alternatives to work towards developing viable post-growth and post-extractive solutions to achieve socioecologically viable economic progress.
My current primary research focus in on examining the extraction, conflicts, environmental and social injustices, and post-extractive solutions to the expansion of extractivism of sand resources.
International Institute of Social Studies
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Arpita Bisht & Joan Martinez-Alier (2023) - Coastal sand mining of heavy mineral sands: Contestations, resistance, and ecological distribution conflicts at HMS extraction frontiers across the world - Journal of Industrial Ecology, 27 (1), 238-253 - doi: 10.1111/jiec.13358 - [link]
- Arpita Bisht (2022) - Sand futures: Post-growth alternatives for mineral aggregate consumption and distribution in the global south - Ecological Economics, 191 - doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107233 - [link]
- Arpita Bisht (2021) - Conceptualizing sand extractivism: Deconstructing an emerging resource frontier - Extractive Industries and Society, 8 (2) - doi: 10.1016/j.exis.2021.100904 - [link]
- B M Saes & Arpita Bisht (2020) - Iron ore peripheries in the extractive boom: A comparison between mining conflicts in India and Brazil - The Extractive Industries and Society: an International Journal (print), 7 (4), 1567-1578 - doi: 10.1016/j.exis.2020.09.010 - [link]
- Arpita Bisht (2020) - Between extractivism and sacredness: the struggle for environmental inheritances by the Adivasi communities of India - doi: 10.4337/9781839108709 - [link]
- Arpita Bisht (2020) - Iron ore conflict, corruption and illegal operations in Bellary, Karnataka, India - [link]
- Arpita Bisht (2020) - Sand mining in Vasai Creek, Mumbai. - [link]
- Arpita Bisht (2019) - Discontent, Conflict, Social Resistance and Violence at Non-metallic Mining Frontiers in India - Ecology, Economy and Society, 2 (1), 31-42 - doi: 10.37773/ees.v2i1.54 - [link]
- Arpita Bisht (2019) - Extractivisme prÉdateur et conflits de distribution Écologique: Le minerai de fer en Inde - Multitudes, 75 (2), 180-185 - doi: 10.3917/mult.075.0180 - [link]
- Arpita Bisht (2018) - Extractivismo predatorio y conflictos ecológico-distributivos en las periferias de la extracción de mineral de hierro en la India - [link]
4390 AFES: Working towards the RP
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4229 Global Political Ecology
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