Book ID: CBB968037128

Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea (2016)

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West, Paige (Author)


Columbia University Press


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 216
Language: English

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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Authors & Contributors
Keig, Gael
Hide, Robin L.
Cuddy, Susan M.
Buettikofer, Heinz
Bellamy, Jennifer A.
Bleeker, Pieter
Journals
Ethics, Place and Environment
Historical Records of Australian Science
Archaeometry
Journal of the History of Biology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of the History of Ideas
Publishers
University of Washington Press
Duke University Press
University of Georgia Press
Mosaic Press
Rutgers University Press
Florida State University
Concepts
Conservation movement
Nature and its relationship to culture; human-nature relationships
Environmentalism
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Economic development
Forests and forestry
People
Grant, Madison
Goethe, Charles M.
Goldwater, Barry
Carson, Rachel Louise
Richards, Ellen Henrietta Swallow
Hamilton, Alice
Places
Papua New Guinea
United States
Africa
Appalachian region (North America)
North Carolina (U.S.)
Nigeria
Times
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
19th century
Progressive Era (1890s-1920s)
Institutions
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
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