Indigenous Literature and the Extractive Industries

Abstract

Phillip Mead discusses ‘two contemporary extensions of the discourse about the social and economic reality of extractive industries on the Indigenous plane of the literary field: Marcia Langton’s cultural and ecomonic histories of mining and Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria.

Published 1 November 2013 in Volume 28 No. 4. Subjects: Aboriginal literature, Activists, Indigenous literature & writers, Mining & minerals, Sovereignty, Alexis Wright.

Cite as: Mead, Philip. ‘Indigenous Literature and the Extractive Industries.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 28, no. 4, 2013, doi: 10.20314/als.e1e870ceeb.