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Dispossession and the Environment : Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea (Paperback) (Paige West)

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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.
Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Social Science, Nature
Sub-Genre: Ethnology, Ecology
Series Title: Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures Lectures
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Paige West
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2016
TCIN: 51505883
UPC: 9780231178792
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-3044
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