Princeton University Library Catalog

Dispossession and the environment : rhetoric and inequality in Papua, New Guinea / Paige West.

Author:
West, Paige, 1969- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Columbia University Press, 2016]
Description:
1 online resource.
Series:
  • University seminars/Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures. [More in this series]
  • Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures
Summary note:
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 produces and reinforces 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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780231541923 (electronic bk.)
  • 0231541929 (electronic bk.)
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