Lihir Destiny

Lihir Destiny

作者:A. Bainton, Nicholas
ISBN:9781921666858
语言:English
出版社:ANU Press
格式:Pdf
资源下载
此资源为免费资源,请先后下载

Keywords

social aspects; papua new guinea; lihirians; customs; social life; mineral industries; Kastom; Modernity; New Ireland (island)

Abstract

The people of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea have long held visions of a prosperous new future, often referred to by local leaders as the ‘Lihir Destiny’. When large-scale gold mining activities commenced on the main island of Lihir in 1995, many hoped that this new world had finally arrived. The Lihir Destiny provides a nuanced account of the social structural and cultural transformations engendered by large-scale resource extraction. Tracing the history of Lihirian engagement with outside forces, from the colonial period through to recent mining activities, this book brings new light to bear on the bigger question of what ‘development’ means in contemporary Melanesia. The Lihir Destiny explores how Lihirian leaders devised future plans for a cultural revolution based upon the maximisation of mining activities and the influential philosophies of the Personal Viability movement. However, reaching the ‘Lihir Destiny’ is no simple affair, and many Lihirians find themselves negotiating divergent formulations of culture, sociality and economic engagement. The Lihir Destiny will appeal to readers interested in the social impacts of large-scale resource development, the processes of cultural continuity and change and the ways in which modernity is configured in local terms.

资源下载此资源仅限注册用户下载,请先
资源下载
作者:A. Bainton, Nicholas
ISBN:9781921666858
语言:English
出版社:ANU Press
格式:Pdf

如果您有任何问题,请随时与我们联系,谢谢。Lihir Destiny 内容均搜集于网络,本身不存储任何资源,如侵犯到您的权益,请提交反馈,我们将配合您第一时间删除。

0
封面图

评论0