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

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 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… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (October 04, 2016)

Collection: Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures

Parent ISBN: 9780231178792

Language: English


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