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

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

Details

Author(s)
Paige West
Format
Paperback | 216 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 294.84g
Publication date
11 Oct 2016
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
10 b&w photographs and 2 maps
ISBN10
0231178794
ISBN13
9780231178792
Bestsellers rank
197,576

Description

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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