Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea

Dispossession and the Environment Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea When journalists developers surf tourists and conservation NGOs cast Papua New Guineans as living in a prior nature and prior culture they devalue their knowledge and practice facilitating their

When journalists, developers, surf tourists, and conservation NGOs cast Papua New Guineans as living in a prior nature and prior culture, they devalue their knowledge and practice, facilitating their dispossession Paige West s searing study reveals how a range of actors produce and reinforce inequalities in today s globalized world She shows how racist rhetorics of repreWhen journalists, developers, surf tourists, and conservation NGOs cast Papua New Guineans as living in a prior nature and prior culture, they devalue their knowledge and practice, facilitating their dispossession Paige West s searing study reveals how a range of actors produce and reinforce inequalities in today s globalized world She shows how racist rhetorics of representation underlie all uneven patterns of development and seeks a robust understanding of the ideological work that capital requires for constant regeneration.

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  1. Very interesting introduction to those not familiar with the subject about how Westerners interpretation of indigenous peoples and places are just that interpretations, not realities and how these Western narratives can and have paved the way for a commodity mindset and colonial type dispossessions West challenges us to reject the linear model of development where traditional societies like those in the highlands of Papua New Guinea are at the low end of progress and Westerners at the advanced e [...]


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