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Preferential Ballots and Primeval Brothers

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author discusses the 2008 elections in Kragur and Wewak. When he arrived in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 2008, all the people of Kairiru and other area islands were in the middle of a campaign for ... More


A Clean Election and Its Messy Aftermath

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author talks about the 2008 local elections in Papua New Guinea. Based on his observations, the author believes that the Kragur people and the government election officials from Wewak managed the ... More


The Long Good-bye

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author reflects on his last days in Kragur. A couple of weeks before the author left Kragur, villagers started inviting him for farewell meals, and a few broached the idea of putting on some kind ... More


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