Dispossession and the Environment : Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea, Hardback Book

Dispossession and the Environment : Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea Hardback

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 10 b&w photographs and 2 maps
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Australasian & Pacific history
  • ISBN: 9780231178785

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