Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea (Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures) (Paperback)

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Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea (Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures) (Paperback)

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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.

Paige West is professor of anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780231178792
ISBN-10: 0231178794
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures