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Author Bainton, Nick, author.

Title The Lihir destiny : cultural responses to mining in Melanesia / Nicholas A. Bainton.

Publication Info. Canberra, A.C.T., Australia : ANU E Press, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 230 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Asia-pacific environment monographs ; 5
Asia-Pacific environment monograph ; 5.
Note Foreword by Martha Macintyre.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The people of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea have long held visions of a prosperous new future, often referred to by local leaders as the 'Lihir Destiny'. When large-scale gold mining activities commenced on the main island of Lihir in 1995, many hoped that this new world had finally arrived. The Lihir Destiny provides a nuanced account of the social structural and cultural transformations engendered by large-scale resource extraction. Tracing the history of Lihirian engagement with outside forces, from the colonial period through to recent mining activities, this book brings new light to bear on the bigger question of what 'development' means in contemporary Melanesia. The Lihir Destiny explores how Lihirian leaders devised future plans for a cultural revolution based upon the maximisation of mining activities and the influential philosophies of the Personal Viability movement."--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from pdf title page (JSTOR, viewed February 6, 2019).
Contents Introduction: New Lives for Old -- The Presence of the Mine -- Las Kantri: Lihir Before the Mining Era -- Lihir Custom as an Ethnographic Subject -- When Cargo Arrives -- Personal Viability and the Lihir Destiny Plan -- Custom Reconfigured -- Conclusion: Society Reformed.
Subject Lihir (Papua New Guinean people) -- Social life and customs.
Mineral industries -- Social aspects -- Papua New Guinea -- Lihir Islands.
Lihir Islands (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Developing & Emerging Countries.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Mineral industries -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01022315
Papua New Guinea -- Lihir Islands. (OCoLC)fst01267788
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Macintyre, Martha, 1945- writer of foreword.
Other Form: Print version: Bainton, Nicholas A. Lihir destiny. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010 9781921666841 (OCoLC)667589377
ISBN 9781921666858 (electronic bk.)
1921666854 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000046054730
AU@ 000051585095
AU@ 000058392169
AU@ 000060581346
GBVCP 1008654825
GBVCP 865745021
NZ1 13647106

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