This book explores the ways that Māori in the privatised military industry contribute in monetary and non-monetary ways to the Māori economy.
Bargh, M. A Hidden Economy: Māori in the Privatised Military Industry. Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2015.
The Māori economy is often defined simply by the contributions of Māori in New Zealand in the areas of farming, fisheries and forestry. This book explores the ways that Māori in the privatised military industry contribute in monetary and non-monetary ways to the Māori economy.
Workers in the privatised military industry very rarely, if ever, give interviews about their work or details about their pay. However, this book includes five interviews with Māori who have worked or are still working in the privatised military industry and explores how they articulate themselves as Māori in the industry, giving a glimpse at this secret world and how Māori operate in it.
This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.