Dispossession and the environment : rhetoric and inequality in Papua, New Guinea /

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 produces and reinforces...

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Main Author: West, Paige, 1969- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Series:University seminars/Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of 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