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This essay examines extractivism as both a project and a process that is bolstering new forms of imperialism on a world scale. It argues that extractivism is as much grounded in material accumulation as it is in cultural extraction to create new forms of value. The writings of indigenous writers such as Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar offer an important key to understanding the work of the literary in making visible and resistant that which extractivism seeks to exploit for profit.
Keywords: allegory; extractivism; indigeneity; world literature
Title
Extracting Indigeneity
Subtitle
Revaluing the Work of World Literature in These Times
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Rashmi Varma
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This essay examines extractivism as both a project and a process that is bolstering new forms of imperialism on a world scale. It argues that extractivism is as much grounded in material accumulation as it is in cultural extraction to create new forms of value. The writings of indigenous writers such as Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar offer an important key to understanding the work of the literary in making visible and resistant that which extractivism seeks to exploit for profit.
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Berlin
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ICI Berlin Press
Date
2021
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allegory
extractivism
indigeneity
world literature
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Extracting Indigeneity
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The Work of World Literature, ed. by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson, Cultural Inquiry, 19 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 127–47
Bibliographic Citation
Rashmi Varma, ‘Extracting Indigeneity: Revaluing the Work of World Literature in These Times ’, in The Work of World Literature, ed. by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson, Cultural Inquiry, 19 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 127–47 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-19_06>

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Cite as: Rashmi Varma, ‘Extracting Indigeneity: Revaluing the Work of World Literature in These Times ’, in The Work of World Literature, ed. by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson, Cultural Inquiry, 19 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 127–47 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-19_06>
Rashmi Varma, ‘Extracting Indigeneity: Revaluing the Work of World Literature in These Times’, in The Work of World Literature, ed. by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson, Cultural Inquiry, 19 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 127-47 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-19_06>

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