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Corporate Author Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands), author.

Title Governing New Guinea : an oral history of Papuan administrators, 1950-1990 / Koninklijk Instituut, Voor Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde ; edited by Leontine Visser.

Publication Info. Leiden, The Netherlands : KITLV Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations, maps
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-351) and index.
Contents The everyday life of Papuan civil servants 1950-1990 / Leontine Visser -- Do not insult Papuans in front of me / Trajanus S. Boekorsjom -- Accused of being a separatist / Dolf Faidiban -- They falsified my name / Arnold Mampioper -- The three-month war in panai / Gerrit Jan Iauri -- Two keys to attracting the baliem people / Dorus Rumbiak -- Meeting the tree people / Alex Wamafma -- Koteka are better than pants / Joel Boray -- Surprised to see beggars / Luther Saroy -- Clearing an airfield with wooden logs / Florenz Imbiri -- Corpse eating and an illicit cult / Lambert Marani -- I was appointed governor / Barnabas Suebu -- Between Isaac Hindom and Acub Zainal / Ismael Bauw -- The role of teachers in governing communities / Alex Sawaki and Marthin Senandi -- We were not given access to proper education / Marthin Senandi -- Twins must be killed / Dirk Bernardus Urus -- Feeling guilty about helping Freeport / Amos Yap -- Tears on the plane / Amapos Jos Marey.
Summary This is the first time that indigenous Papuan administrators share with an international public their experiences governing their country. These administrators were the brokers of development. After graduating from the School for Indigenous Administrators (OSIBA) they served in the Dutch administration until 1962. The period 1962-1969 stands out as turbulent and dangerous, and for many curtailed their professional careers. These administrators' having been in active service until their retirement in the early 1990s allows for a complete recounting of political and administrative transformations under the Indonesian governance of Irian Jaya/Papua.This book brings together 17 oral histories of the everyday life of Papuan civil servants, including their relationships with superiors and colleagues, the murder of a Dutch administrator, their translation of 'development' to the Papuan people, the organization of their first democratic institutions, and the actual political and economic conditions leading up to the so-called Act of Free Choice. Finally, they share their experiences in the UNTEA and Indonesian government organization.Leontine Visser is Professor of Development Anthropology at Wageningen University. Her research focuses on governance and natural resources management in eastern Indonesia.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Papua New Guinea -- Politics and government.
Civil service -- Papua New Guinea.
Oral history -- Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Visser, Leontine E., editor.
Added Title Oral history of Papuan administrators, 1950-1990
Other Form: Print version: Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands). Governing New Guinea : an oral history of Papuan administrators, 1950-1990. Leiden, The Netherlands : KITLV Press, 2012 vi, 358 pages ; 22 cm 9789067183932 (OCoLC)ocn828258352 (DLC)18111351
ISBN 9067183938
9789004260450 (electronic bk.)

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