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Dispossession and the Environment : Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea / Paige West.

Author/Creator:
West, Paige author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Series:
Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 10 black and white photographs and 2 maps
Subjects:
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Papua New Guinea.
Indigenous peoples -- Papua New Guinea -- Social conditions.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
When journalists, developers, surf tourists, and conservation NGOs cast Papua New Guineans as living in a prior nature and prior culture, they devalue their knowledge and practice, facilitating their dispossession. Paige West's searing study reveals how a range of actors produce and reinforce inequalities in today's globalized world. She shows how racist rhetorics of representation underlie all uneven patterns of development and seeks a more robust understanding of the ideological work that capital requires for constant regeneration.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Map of the Early Colonial Boundaries of New Guinea
Introduction
1. "Such a Site for Play, This Edge": Tourism and Modernist Fantasy
2. "We Are Here to Build Your Capacity": Development as a Vehicle for Accumulation and Dispossession
3. Discovering the Already Known: Tree Kangaroos, Explorer Imaginings, and Indigenous Articulations
4. Indigenous Theories of Accumulation, Dispossession, Possession, and Sovereignty
Afterword. Birdsongs: In Memory of Neil Smith (1954-2012)
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780231541923
OCLC:
959033113
Publisher Number:
10.7312/west17878 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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