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.

About the Author


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