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Decolonising, multiplicities and mining in the Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia

Gibbs, Leah

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In this 'postcolonial' era, peoples and places around the globe continue to face ongoing colonisation. Indigenous peoples in particular experience colonisation in numerous forms. Despite recent attempts to 'decolonise' indigenous spaces, hegemonic systems of production, governance and thinking often perpetuate colonial structures and relationships, resulting in further entrenched colonisation or 'deep colonising' (Rose, 1999). The interface between indigenous communities and the mining industry...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Leah
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:14:28Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:14:28Z
dc.identifier.issn1745-5863
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/88626
dc.description.abstractIn this 'postcolonial' era, peoples and places around the globe continue to face ongoing colonisation. Indigenous peoples in particular experience colonisation in numerous forms. Despite recent attempts to 'decolonise' indigenous spaces, hegemonic systems of production, governance and thinking often perpetuate colonial structures and relationships, resulting in further entrenched colonisation or 'deep colonising' (Rose, 1999). The interface between indigenous communities and the mining industry provides fertile ground for the tensions emerging between decolonising and deep colonising. Gold mining operations at Placer Dome's Granny Smith mine in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia present a valuable case study for examining this tension. Changes taking place at the mine site are decolonising in intent, though outcomes may be deep colonising in effect. Recent discussions among cultural geographers over meanings of place, Ollman's (1993) notion of vantage point and a broadly postcolonial literature inform consideration of this tension. Acknowledgment and incorporation of multiple vantage points into new resource management systems allows current hegemonic approaches to be rethought, and provides insights for the shift towards genuinely decolonising processes.
dc.publisherPergamon Press
dc.sourceGeographical Research
dc.subjectKeywords: cultural relations; decolonization; indigenous population; mining; Australia Colonialism; Deep colonising; Eastern Goldfields; Mining; Placer Dome; Vantage point; Western Australia
dc.titleDecolonising, multiplicities and mining in the Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume41
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor050299 - Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub18387
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGibbs, Leah, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage17
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage28
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:38:57Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0037349894
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