Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-194) and index.
Introduction : everyday nation making: the case of Papua New Guinea -- State-sponsored nation making. Take care of public telephones : moral education and nation-state formation. Your money, our money, the government's money : finance and fetishism in Melanesia -- Commercial nation making. Print advertisements and nation making. Commercial mass media : notes on agency, bodies, and commodity consumption. The commercial construction of "new" nations -- Nation making in this era of globalization. News of the world : Millenarian Christianity and the Olympic Torch Relay. Globalization : a soft drink perspective.