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Alchemy in the rain forest : politics, ecology, and resilience in a New Guinea mining area

Author: Jerry K Jacka
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
Series: New ecologies for the twenty-first century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Alchemy in the Rain Forest Jerry K. Jacka explores how the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea's Porgeran highlands struggle to create meaningful lives in the midst of the extreme social  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry K Jacka
ISBN: 9780822359791 0822359790 9780822360117 082236011X
OCLC Number: 908192643
Description: xii, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Resource frontiers in the montane tropics --
Colonialism, mining, and missionization --
Land: Yu --
People: Wandakali --
Spirits: Yama --
Ecological perturbations and human responses --
Social dislocations: work, antiwork, and highway life --
Conclusion : development, resilience, and the end of the land.
Series Title: New ecologies for the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Jerry K. Jacka.

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"Jacka provides a multifaceted examination of gold mining in Papua New Guinea and its social and cultural impacts during the second half of the twentieth century. While highlighting the important Read more...

 
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