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Diversity, Democracy, and Development in the Asia‐Pacific

Benjamin Reilly

in Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199286874
eISBN:
9780191713156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the impact of social diversity on state development across the Asia-Pacific region. It argues that variation in ethnic structure both between and within states helps to explain ... More


HIV/AIDS and Community Context

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents the HIV cases in Papua New Guinea. After an exponential statistical rise in HIV/AIDS cases since 2000, Papua New Guinea has been classified as suffering from a generalized ... More


Situating Communities

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the concept of wantok, one of the signifiers of the “altered contexts” of the social in Papua New Guinea. Wantok, a Melanesian term, refers to a person connected to others by a ... More


Microfinance and Community Development

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses microfinance, microcredit, and other similar initiatives that support microenterprise. Many of these initiatives, especially in Asia, have reported tremendous successes and are ... More


Speaking to the Soul: On Native Language and Authenticity in Papua New Guinea Bible Translation

Courtney Handman

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter addresses the construction of authoritativeness in Bible translation projects in Papua New Guinea. For the Summer Institute of Linguistics and its local branch, SIL PNG, the possibility ... More


Postcolonial Development and Sustainability

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter demonstrates that the independence of Papua New Guinea was marked by both bold anticipation and uncomfortable ambivalence. The Constitution of the Independent State of Papua ... More


Health and Community Equity

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter shows that the health services and health status of Papua New Guinea have been in a general decline since independence, and the health and life expectancy of people in Papua New Guinea ... More


Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Tony Crook

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

What is the nature of knowledge? Anthropology imagines it possible to divide or separate social and analytical relations, whereby knowledge travels between persons as a thing. And yet, Bolivip ... More


The Power of Mary in Secessionist Warfare: Catholicism and Political Crisis in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Anna-Karina Hermkens

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the religious dimension of a complex power struggle at Bougainville, a small island group in Papua New Guinea, and elaborates the double role of ... More


Learning beyond Formal Education

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explains why the formal education in Papua New Guinea remains inadequate to meet the learning needs of the population. Firstly, a substantial section of the population either does not ... More


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