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Village on the Edge: Changing Times in Papua New Guinea
Michael French Smith
0824826094
March 2002
Paperback
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The Washington Times, July 27, 2003
"If you have ever been curious about the working methods of cultural anthropologists, this is the book for you."

The Independent, March 6, 2003
"Both a reflective, personal memoir and well-researched scholarly work."

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Papua New Guinea: Struggle for Development
John Connell
041505401X
October 1997
Hardcover
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The Contemporary Pacific - Spring, 1999
"...the value of this book lies in its richness of detail and the sheer breadth of ground covered."

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Connell has produced a useful reference book for dvholars and others interested in contemporary Papua New Guinea-one to be valued for its empirical data and marshalling of an extensive literature... ...the vlaue of this book lies in its richness of detail and the sheer breadth of ground covered....The Contemporary pacific, Spring, 1999

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PNG
Jackson Rannells
0195536797
Aug 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
This book includes over 280 alphabetical entries describing the history, tradition, people, commerce, industry, and government of this diverse nation. Separate entries are included for each of the provinces, incorporating a map, the provincial flag, a summary of important statistics and more
detailed sections on geography, climate, vegetation, history, people, government, transport, along with communications, health, education, and development.


My Gun, My Brother: The World of the Papua New Guinea Colonial Police, 1920-1960 (Pacific Islands Monograph Series)
August Ibrum K. Kituai
0824817478
June 1998
Hardcover
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Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea: Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
Annette B. Weiner
0030119197
October 1987
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This re-examination of the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea, the people described in Malinowski?s classic ethnographic work of the early 20th century, provides a balanced view of the society from a male and female perspective, including coverage of new discoveries about the importance of woman?s work and wealth in the society.


The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea : Their Systematics and Biology
Michael Parsons
0125455550
October 31, 1998
Hardcover
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M. Gochfeld in CHOICE, July 1999
"The world of butterfly books includes many that are large, lavishly illustrated, richer in form than substance. However, this one is excellent. In addition to being an attractive book for butterfly enthusiasts, it will be a valuable resource on butterfly systematics and on the ecology and biodiversity of the Indo-Australian region in general and New Guinea in particular. An invaluable reference work."

Insect-World.earthlife.net
"Papua New Guinea has a butterfly fauna amounting to some 820+ species and they are all covered by this work. The introduction is extensive. It is in fact a complete textbook on butterfly ecology with special references to PNG and contains all the information you could ask for either as a butterfly novice or a tyro. [The] systematic...


Times Enmeshed: Gender, Space, and History among the Duna of Papua New Guinea
Gabriele Sturzenhofecker
0804728992
January 1998
Hardcover
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Papua New Guinea
Ingrid Gascoigne
0761408134
April 1998
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, varied culture and peoples of the country made up of more than 600 islands and archipelagos.


New Guinea and Polynesia : Discoveries and Surveys in New Guinea and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands: a Cruise in Polynesia and Visits to the Pearl-shelling Stations in Torres Straits of H.M.S. Basilisk
John Moresby
140218798X
November 30, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This Elibron Classics edition is a facsimile reprint of a 1876 edition by John Murray, London.


The South Seas in Transition
W. E. H. Stanner
0313236615
Oct 1982
Hardcover
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Review
“Three things must be said at the outset about this book: first, that it is far more than its explanatory subtitle implies; secondly, that it is likely to be for a long time one of the standard works on the parts of the Pacific with which it deals; thirdly, that it is written by an anthropologist who is at the same time an economist, a discerning analyst of politicosocial institutions and, what is perhaps equally important, a humanist.”–Times (London) Literary Supplement


Just Talk
Karen J. Brison
0520077008
Sept 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
Just Talk examines the often overlooked role of gossip and rumor in creating power in small Melanesian communities. The Kwanga of the East Sepik Province of Papua, New Guinea think that malicious gossip is almost as dangerous as sorcery. They spend hours in community meetings, looking into rumors about sorcery, adultery, and other sources of trouble. To understand how "talk" can create and ultimately destroy the position of Melanesian leaders, Karen Brison follows discussions of particular situations over time and suggests that gossip and rumor are just as central to shaping and shifting power relations as are the public meetings which are more often studied. Kwanga community leaders build reputations by spreading rumors and dropping hints that they are confidants of sorcerers. But ultimately, the same men who...


Papua New Guinea: 1998/1999
Robert C. Kelly
1583101462
December 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Commercial Data International's (CDI) Country Reviews are concise, up-to-date sources for political and economic information on the 190 nations defined by the U.S. State Department as Independent States of the World, plus Serbia and Montenegro. In addition, data on Hong Kong and Taiwan are included in the Country Review for China. Each Country Review begins with an overview which provides key demographic and geographic information as well as full color regional and country maps by Magellan Geographix. Government and political information is provided in a format which enables the Reader to get an overview of the organization of the various branches of the government, a brief summary of current political conditions, and a list of current leaders, including a biography of the head of government/state. Economic...


Women of Value, Men of Renown: New Perspectives in Trobriand Exchange (Texas Press Sourcebooks in Anthropology)
Annette Weiner
0292790198


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Book Description
This study of women, men, and exchanges of wealth in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, makes an interesting comparison with the work of pioneer ethnographer Bronislaw Malinowski, who conducted his seminal research there between 1915 and 1918. While Malinowski and others have focused on men, dismissing "women's work" as unimportant, Weiner shows that women play a vital role in Trobriand society.


Papua New Guinea: A 20/20 Vision
Ila Temui
073152344X
January 1997
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Becoming Sinners
Joel Robbins
0520238001
Apr 2004
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Book Description
In a world of swift and sweeping cultural transformations, few have seen changes as rapid and dramatic as those experienced by the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea in the last four decades. A remote people never directly "missionized," the Urapmin began in the 1960s to send young men to study with Baptist missionaries living among neighboring communities. By the late 1970s, the Urapmin had undergone a charismatic revival, abandoning their traditional religion for a Christianity intensely focused on human sinfulness and driven by a constant sense of millennial expectation. Exploring the Christian culture of the Urapmin, Joel Robbins shows how its preoccupations provide keys to understanding the nature of cultural change more generally. In so doing, he offers one of the richest available anthropological accounts of...


Marine Pioneers: The Unsung Heroes of World War II (Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
Kerry Lane
0764302272
March 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Marine Pioneers: The Unsung Heroes of World War II is a personal history of a young Marine during World War II. This book tells a powerful story that has never been told before and documents a rare look into a "Pioneer Unit", integrated with an infantry unit in the First Marine Division. Kerry Lane tells the riveting true story of his experiences as a Sergeant while serving with a Marine Pioneer Battalion during the Battle of Guadalcanal and the swamp battle known as "Suicide Creek" in the jungles of Cape Gloucester, New Britain. Assisted by the Marine Historical Center and other Pioneers, Kerry Lane has gathered numerous battlefield stories, anecdotes, and experiences told by those who were there and who lived them. With his own battlefield experiences providing an understanding of men in war, he has crafted an...


New Ireland: Ritual Arts of Oceania in the Collection of the Barbier-Mueller Museum
Michael Gunn
8881182076
December 18, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
For twenty years now the Barbier-Mueller Museum has mounted exhibitions that have travelled throughout Europe, North America and the Far East. To people everywhere the museum has presented its extensive collections of 'tribal' art, brought together over three quarters of a century by three generations of a single family.

These shows have been seen in some of the world's greatest art institutions, the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Generally there are no less than three exhibitions open to the public at any one time, each boasting a catalogue written by the most knowledgeable specialists in the field. This explains the museum's renown the world over, for it is indeed impossible today to...


Materializing the Nation: Commodities, Consumption, and Media in Papua New Guinea
Robert John Foster
0253215498
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Why in the current era of globalization, does nationality remain a relevant dimension of personal and collective identities? Through a critique of recent approaches to nationalism and consumption and a focus on nation-making in Papua New Guinea, it highlights the instrumental roles of commercial media and commodity consumption in producing images and ideals of nationhood.

About the Author
Robert J. Foster is Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Rochester. He is author of Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia and editor of Nation Making: Emergent Identities in Postcolonial Melanesia. His current research interests include globalization, mass consumption, and comparative modernities. He is working on a book tentatively titled Worldly...


Public Health in Papua New Guinea
Donald Denoon
0521523028
Apr 2002
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Book Description
This book concerns the development of institutional medicine, medical practice and health care during the initial colonisation and later colonial rule of Papua New Guinea. It discusses the relationship between public health and the medical profession and colonial bureaucracy, and also analyses the profession's social and technical ideas which determined the kinds of health policies and programmes attempted. The first part describes the era of tropical medicine which predominated at the turn of the century and survived until the 1950s. The second part investigates the transformation of tropical medicine by the introduction of new drugs and the curative campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s, and thereafter discusses the emergence of a new medical strategy known as 'primary health care'. This original, comparative study will...


Social Discord and Bodily Disorders: Healing among the Yupno of Papua New Guinea
Verena Keck
0890894043
May 2005
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Sjaak van der Geest, professor at Amsterdam Research Institute for Global Issues and Development Studies
"I enjoyed this book...solid research work...warmth and empathy.... ...Keck’s book is a fascinating and moving document humain."

Book Description
This monograph, which is based on two years of field research carried out in collaboration with medical doctors, explores Yupno conceptions of the link between personal illness and disturbed social relations. Using the sickness and treatment of a small child as a central narrative device, Keck shows how the Yupno chart the onset and course of sickness in relation to imbalances in bodily humours caused by disturbed, burdened social relations. She also compares Yupno ways of diagnosing and treating illness with those of biomedicine — in...


Australian Women in Papua New Guinea
Chilla Bulbeck
0521523206
Apr 2002
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Review
"...an interesting and innovative work." Pacific Affairs

"An informative and readable book....Bulbeck's book offers new perspectives and stimulates important questions on Papua New Guinea's hstory." Lenora Foerstel, Antipodes

Book Description
By the time Australia withdrew from Papua New Guinea in 1975, about 10,000 Australian women had lived there at some stage since 1920. Many came with their husbands who were missionaries, plantation owners or government administrators while numerous others came of their own initiative working as teachers, medical practitioners, nurses and missionaries. Australian Women in Papua New Guinea is an evocative and compelling account of the experiences of these women in Papua New Guinea between the 1920s and 1960s. The book is based on oral...



Lightning over Bougainville: The Yamamoto Mission Reconsidered (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)
R. Cargill Hall
1560980125


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A Bastard of a Place : The Australians in Papua
Peter Brune
1741144035
May 28, 2005
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Book Description
The story of the five battles that changed Australia forever, this compelling narrative incorporates hundreds of interviews with the soldiers who fought at Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona, Buna, and Sanananda in 1942 and 1943. Revealed are the very real and engaging experiences of Generals MacArthur and Blamey and other senior Australian commanders who sacrificed many of their senior field officers as scapegoats to protect their own positions, assisted in the making of false legends, and lied about the outcome of the men who fought the battles.


The State and Its Enemies in Papua New Guinea
Alexander Wanek
0700703047
Nov 1995
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Yali's Question: Sugar, Culture, and History
Frederick Karl Errington
0226217450
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Yali's Question is the story of a remarkable physical and social creation--Ramu Sugar Limited (RSL), a sugar plantation created in a remote part of Papua New Guinea. As an embodiment of imported industrial production, RSL's smoke-belching, steam-shrieking factory and vast fields of carefully tended sugar cane contrast sharply with the surrounding grassland. RSL not only dominates the landscape, but also shapes those culturally diverse thousands who left their homes to work there.

To understand the creation of such a startling place, Frederick Errington and Deborah Gewertz explore the perspectives of the diverse participants that had a hand in its creation. In examining these views, they also consider those of Yali, a local Papua New Guinean political leader. Significantly, Yali features not only in the...


Beyond a Mountain Valley
Paula Brown
082481701X
Dec 1995
Hardcover
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Form-Colour-Inspiration: Oceanic Art from New Britain
Linden-Museum Stuttgart (Corporate Author), Ingrid Heermann (Editor)
3897901641
August 2001
Hardcover
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Yali's Question: Sugar, Culture, and History
Frederick Karl Errington
0226217469
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Yali's Question is the story of a remarkable physical and social creation--Ramu Sugar Limited (RSL), a sugar plantation created in a remote part of Papua New Guinea. As an embodiment of imported industrial production, RSL's smoke-belching, steam-shrieking factory and vast fields of carefully tended sugar cane contrast sharply with the surrounding grassland. RSL not only dominates the landscape, but also shapes those culturally diverse thousands who left their homes to work there.

To understand the creation of such a startling place, Frederick Errington and Deborah Gewertz explore the perspectives of the diverse participants that had a hand in its creation. In examining these views, they also consider those of Yali, a local Papua New Guinean political leader. Significantly, Yali features not only in the...

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