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Author Minnegal, Monica, author.

Title Navigating the future : an ethnography of change in Papua New Guinea / Monica Minnegal and Peter D. Dwyer.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 298 pages)
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Series Asia-pacific environment monograph ; 11
Asia-Pacific environment monograph ; 11.
Contents Gwaimasi: 1986-99 -- Timelines -- Suabi: 2011-14 -- Navigating the future -- Navigating the past -- The giving environment -- The things of the world.
Summary Navigating the Future draws on long-term ethnographic fieldwork with Kubo people and their neighbours, in a remote area of Papua New Guinea, to explore how worlds are reconfigured as people become increasingly conscious of, and seek to draw into their own lives, wealth and power that had previously lain beyond their horizons. In the context of a major resource extraction project--the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas (PNG LNG) Project-taking shape in the mountains to the north, the people in this area are actively reimagining their social world. This book describes changes in practice that result, tracing shifts in the ways people relate to the land, to each other and to outsiders, and the histories of engagement that frame those changes. Inequalities are emerging between individuals in access to paid work, between groups in potential for claiming future royalties, and between generations in access to information. As people at the village of Suabi strive to make themselves visible to the state and to petroleum companies, as legal entities entitled to receive benefits from the PNG LNG Project, they are drawing new boundaries around sets of people and around land and declaring hierarchical relationships between groups that did not exist before. They are struggling to make sense of a bureaucracy that is foreign to them, in a place where the state currently has minimal presence. A primary concern of Navigating the Future is with the processes through which these changes have emerged, as people seek to imagine--and work to bring about--a radically different future for themselves while simultaneously reimagining their own past in ways that validate those endeavours.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-298).
Language Undetermined.
Subject Liquefied natural gas industry -- Social aspects -- Papua New Guinea.
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea.
Kubo (Papua New Guinean people) -- Economic conditions.
Kubo (Papua New Guinean people) -- Social conditions.
Papuans -- Papua New Guinea -- Attitudes.
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Papua New Guinea.
Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography Mod Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social.
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Papua New Guinea. (OCoLC)fst01212610
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Dwyer, Peter D., 1937- author.
Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Minnegal, Monica. Navigating the future. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2017 (DLC) 2018377338
ISBN 9781760461249 (electronic bk.)
1760461245 (electronic bk.)
9781760461232 (paperback)
1760461237 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000059859414
AU@ 000060973601
GBVCP 1008668370

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