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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


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


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


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


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


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


When Contributions are Elusive: Writing Across the Border in West Papua, Indonesia

Stuart Kirsch

in Engaged Anthropology: Politics beyond the Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297944
eISBN:
9780520970090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297944.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter examines the West Papuan independence movement. It describes long-term research with West Papuan refugees living in Papua New Guinea and exiled political leaders. It discusses a shift in ... 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


A Historical Background to Anthropology in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Terence E. Hays

in Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077454
eISBN:
9780520912342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077454.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the beginning of anthropology or fieldwork in what was then the Eastern Highlands District of the Territory of Papua New Guinea. The choice of a specific field site for ... More


“We Are Ekelesia”: Conversion in Uiaku, Papua New Guinea

Robert W. Hefner

in Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter covers the significance of Maisin Christianity and the religious conversion process in Uiaku, Papua New Guinea. Some general comments on the political aspects of the Maisins' conversion ... 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


Kinship, Christianity, and Culture Critique: Learning to Be a Lost Tribe of Israel in Papua New Guinea

Courtney Handman

in Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283756
eISBN:
9780520959514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283756.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As recent history (seen especially in terms of ego-centric genealogies) seems to provide only disappointment, sin, and conflict, more and more Guhu-Samane Christians look to the possibility of ... More


Found in Translating: Reflexive Language across Time and Texts in Bosavi, Papua New Guinea

Bambi B. Schieffelin

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/9780195324983.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores Christian missionization as a form of cultural contact, which, among other things, transforms vernacular speech practices. Closely analyzing literacy and translation activities ... More


Conclusion

Joshua Castellinoa and David Keane

in Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574827
eISBN:
9780191594441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574827.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This concluding chapter reiterates some of the main arguments presented, and comments, from a comparative perspective, on how minority rights regimes are evolving in the specific settings selected. ... More


You Can’t Talk behind the Holy Spirit’s Back: Christianity and Changing Language Ideologies in a Papua New Guinea Society

Joel Robbins

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/9780195324983.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins with the claim that language ideologies stand in complex relationships to ideologies of material exchange. It argues that in Melanesia, contemporary changes in language ideology ... More


Papua New Guinea: Jobs, Poverty, and Resources

Colin Filer, Marjorie Andrew, Benedict Y. Imbun, Phillipa Jenkins, and Bill F. Sagir

in Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754848
eISBN:
9780191816321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a “resource-rich” country with extreme levels of poverty and very poor human development indicators. This chapter questions the common assumption that jobs created in the ... More


Two Forms of Masculine Ritualized Rebirth: The Melanesian Body and the Amazonian Cosmos

Pascale Bonnemère

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter draws a comparison between male cults in a specific part of Papua New Guinea and in a limited region of Amazonia, considering the myth of matriarchy, the exclusion of women, and physical ... More


On the Edge of Understanding: Non-Heteronormative Sexuality in Papua New Guinea

Christine Stewart

in Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the issue of non-heteronormative sexuality in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Drawing on PhD fieldwork conducted mainly in Port Moresby in the mid- to late 2000s, it considers people's ... More


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