First Contact in Six Papuan Societies
Author: Edward L. Schieffelin,Robert Crittenden
Publisher: Stanford University Press
This book is at once a detailed ethnographic and historical analysis of one of the final modern-day experiences of first-culture contact, a classic example of historical geography, and an extraordinary tale of exploration, imperialist arrogance, blood-shed, suffering, courage, and near disaster. By the 1930's, the interior of the island of New Guinea, protected from outside penetration over the centuries by its rugged mountains and unruly rivers, remained one of the few places outsiders had never seen. In early January of 1935, the Papuan colonial administration dispatched patrol officers including 40 Papuan carriers and police, to explore the vast unknown country between the Strickland and Purari rivers. The expedition moved inland along the river systems by steam launch and canoe until, in mid-February, they abandoned their boats and proceeded on foot through the tropical forest and into the mountains. Along the way, the party encountered hitherto unsuspected populations - peoples of six tribes, numbering in the tens of thousands - who had never before seen white men and who were still using Stone Age tools.
The Politics of Ecology in Papua New Guinea
Author: Paige West
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Business & Economics
A significant contribution to political ecology, Conservation Is Our Government Now is an ethnographic examination of the history and social effects of conservation and development efforts in Papua New Guinea. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted over a period of seven years, Paige West focuses on the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the site of a biodiversity conservation project implemented between 1994 and 1999. She describes the interactions between those who ran the program—mostly ngo workers—and the Gimi people who live in the forests surrounding Crater Mountain. West shows that throughout the project there was a profound disconnect between the goals of the two groups. The ngo workers thought that they would encourage conservation and cultivate development by teaching Gimi to value biodiversity as an economic resource. The villagers expected that in exchange for the land, labor, food, and friendship they offered the conservation workers, they would receive benefits, such as medicine and technology. In the end, the divergent nature of each group’s expectations led to disappointment for both. West reveals how every aspect of the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area—including ideas of space, place, environment, and society—was socially produced, created by changing configurations of ideas, actions, and material relations not only in Papua New Guinea but also in other locations around the world. Complicating many of the assumptions about nature, culture, and development underlying contemporary conservation efforts, Conservation Is Our Government Now demonstrates the unique capacity of ethnography to illuminate the relationship between the global and the local, between transnational processes and individual lives.
Contesting Mainline and Fundamentalist Christianity in Papua New Guinea
Author: Holger Jebens
Publisher: Berghahn Books
How does global Christianity relate to processes of globalisation and modernization and what form does it take in different local settings? These questions have lately proved to be of increasing interest to many scholars in the social sciences and humanities. This study examines the tensions, antagonisms and outright confrontations that can occur within local Christian communities upon the arrival of global versions of fundamentalism and it does so through a rich and in-depth ethnographic study of a single case: that of Pairundu, a small and remote Papua New Guinean village whose population accepted Catholicism, after first being contacted in the late 1950s, and subsequently participated in a charismatic movement, before more and more members of the younger generation started to separate themselves from their respective catholic families and to convert to one of the most radical and fastest growing religious groups not only in contemporary Papua New Guinea but world-wide: the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. This case study of local Christianity as a lived religion contributes to an understanding of the social and cultural dynamics that increasingly incite and shape religious conflicts on a global scale.
Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper
Author: Charles Butler
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Four British Fantasists explores the work of four of the most successful and influential of the generation of fantasy writes who rose to prominence in the "second Golden Age" of children's literature in Britain: Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Penelope Lively.
U.S. Expectations of Poor Countries
Author: M. A. Thomas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
In the poorest countries, such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and Mali, the United States has struggled to work with governments whose corruption and lack of capacity are increasingly seen to be the cause of instability and poverty. The development and security communities call for "good governance" to improve the rule of law, democratic accountability, and the delivery of public goods and services. The United States and other rich liberal democracies insist that this is the only legitimate model of governance. Yet poor governments cannot afford to govern according to these ideals and instead are compelled to rely more heavily on older, cheaper strategies of holding power, such as patronage and repression. The unwillingness to admit that poor governments do and must govern differently has cost the United States and others inestimable blood and coin. Informed by years of fieldwork and drawing on practitioner work and academic scholarship in politics, economics, law, and history, this book explains the origins of poor governments in the formation of the modern state system and describes the way they govern. It argues that, surprisingly, the effort to stigmatize and criminalize the governance of the poor is both fruitless and destabilizing. The United States must pursue a more effective foreign policy to engage poor governments and acknowledge how they govern.
Essays on Contact, Encounter and Response
Author: Max Quanchi,Ron Adams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The authors have brought together a collection of works from specialists in Pacific History from across Australia and throughout the Pacific. The individual contributions were specifically written to meet the needs of senior history courses in Australia. Max Quanchi and Ron Adams are well-known educationists who have specialised in the pacific. They have extensively travelled and studied in the Pacific and have spent many years teaching history to secondary and fertiary students. The result is an authoritative text for all senior History and Australian Studies students who need to understand the Pacific region.
Author: R.H. Yodice
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Trolley is a painfully raw story of growing up during Americas darkest era: The Great Depression. It follows a young boys life from childhood through adulthood and chronicles his family life, day to day trials and tribulations, hopes and dreams. It is a story of survival and courage pit against overwhelming odds and reinforces the resiliency of the human spirit.
Author: James Minahan
Category: Social Science
This comprehensive guide to the Pacific and South Asia provides detailed and enlightening information about the many ethnic groups of this increasingly important region of the world.
Author: Malama Meleisea
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
"The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders makes a landmark contribution to our understanding of this expansive and diverse region. Donald Denoon has assembled an outstanding team of scholars to produce a history that is as lively and provocative asit is rigorous and comprehensive. While it acknowledges the great diversity of Pacific peoples' cultures and experiences, the book looks for common patterns and related themes, presenting them in an insightful and innovative way."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Roy Wagner
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Social Science
Coyote Anthropology shatters anthropology’s vaunted theories of practice and offers a radical and comprehensive alternative for the new century. Building on his seminal contributions to symbolic analysis, Roy Wagner repositions anthropology at the heart of the creation of meaning—in terms of what anthropology perceives, how it goes about representing its subjects, and how it understands and legitimizes itself. Of particular concern is that meaning is comprehended and created through a complex and continually unfolding process predicated on what is not there—the unspoken, the unheard, the unknown—as much as on what is there. Such powerful absences, described by Wagner as “anti-twins,” are crucial for the invention of cultures and any discipline that proposes to study them. As revealed through conversations between Wagner and Coyote, Wagner's anti-twin, a coyote anthropology should be as much concerned with absence as with presence if it is to depict accurately the dynamic and creative worlds of others. Furthermore, Wagner suggests that anthropologists not only be aware of what informs and conditions their discipline but also understand the range of necessary exclusions that permit anthropology to do what it does. Sly and enticing, probing and startling, Coyote Anthropology beckons anthropologists to draw closer to the center of all things, known and unknown.
Myth, Ritual, and Philosophy in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
Author: Laurence Goldman,Chris Ballard
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Category: Social Science
In developing regions of the world, understanding how indigenous populations manifest their worldviews is imperative before implementing new social policies. This book comes at a critical juncture in the study of anthropology in Papua New Guinea. For almost three decades Melanesian ethnologists have compiled separate ethnographic monographs detailing how society x or y compels us to reconsider particular issues. This study builds upon that corpus of data.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
EVERYONE HAS LUCKY DAYS AND NUMBERS -- A WORLD-RENOWNED ASTROLOGER TELLS YOU HOW TO FIND YOURS In this illuminating, easy-to-read book, Zolar, the master of occult lore and practices, reveals how you can use the arts of dream interpretation and numerology to enrich your life. Discover, for example: * Your fortunate years * Your good days * Your best hours * Your Magic Hour * Your Pinnacle of Success * The Lady Luck Method ...and much, much more! Included is a special dream key that uncovers the meanings of hundreds of dream symbols, as well as their numerological significance. The ancient sciences were developed to put humankind in touch with life's rhythms and harmonies. Now you, too, can put this secret wisdom to work for you! Whether you're new to the occult sciences or already a practiced hand, you can easily learn how your dreams and lucky numbers can help you -- in everything from choosing a partner to playing the lottery. Find out today just how lucky you can be!
Author: Ken Nunoo
Does God exist? Who and what is God? Is there scientific proof of the existence of God? What is the nature of the soul? Is there life after death? Do angels exist? The SEED MASTER, is the second volume of THE TRINITY OF LIGHTS; and is a compilation of four books in one. These books are "THE SEED MASTER", "POEMS OF INSPIRATION & POEMS OF WISDOM", THE BOOK OF PSALMS", THE BOOK OF GAMES BY KEN NUNOO". This book includes personalities and genders of the Hebrew alphabets.The bible code; Beresit = 77 = Leminehu = 77 = ELoahum = 77 = Emmanuel = 77 = Christ = 77. The formula above means: Christ is Emmanuel, Emmanuel is God, God is the Seed, the Seed is the Beginning. The code translates these words into numerical values as: Beresit = 7,3,19,3,20,8,17 = 77. Leminehu = 9,3,14,8,10,3,12,18 = 77. Eloahum = 3,9,15,6,12,18,14 = 77. Emmanuel = 3,14,14,6,10,18,3,9 = 77. Christ = 1,12,19,9,20,17=77. Beresit = Beginning; Leminehu = Seed, Eloahum = God.
Author: Carol J Oschmann
Publisher: Balboa Press
Seldom has anyone looked for the lesson in the dreams of the Bible. What do Joseph, Abraham, Jacob, and Solomon have to do with us? The Bible dreams tell us how to handle different kinds of dreams, the meaning of certain symbols when they occur to us, the kinds of dreams we can expect to have: healing, nightmares, predictions, babies before birth, people who have died, dreams for others; they are all there in the Bible and the authors expected us to learn from them. Bible Dreams Teach Us will point these out and help us understand them. As said in Job 4: 20,21, "Between dawn and dusk, we are broken into pieces, and unnoticed we perish forever. Are not the cords of our tent pulled up so that we die without wisdom?" Begin today.
Author: JA Sauber
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Growing up as a gifted child, Kaleb has always been able to do things no one has seen. Eventually his ultimate dream of inventing a new math comes to reality. However, as an adult he falls for a pretty girl in college named Corina. Her greatest wish in life is one they tell her she cant have. Kalebs secrets get out to the public and, seeing as how hes the only one who can read them, after the world realizes what theyre capable of, those who have him fight to keep him and those who dont fight to get him.
Off the Record
Author: Keith Badman
Publisher: Omnibus Press
This book compiles more outrageous opinions and unrehearsed interviews from the former Beatles and the people who surrounded them. Keith Badman unearths a treasury of Beatles sound bites and points-of-view, taken from the post break up years. Includes insights from Yoko Ono, Linda McCartney, Barbara Bach and many more.