Dispossession and the Environment : Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea Hardback
by Paige West
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 216 pages, 10 b&w photographs and 2 maps
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Publication Date: 11/10/2016
- Category: Australasian & Pacific history
- ISBN: 9780231178785
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