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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. ©2015
Series: New ecologies for the twenty-first century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jacka, Jerry K., 1966-
Alchemy in the rain forest.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015015086
(OCoLC)908192643
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry K Jacka
ISBN: 9780822375012 082237501X
OCLC Number: 922016023
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 283 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 1. Resource frontiers in the montane tropics --
2. Colonialism, mining, and missionization --
3. Land: Yu --
4. People: Wandakali --
5. Spirits: Yama --
6. Ecological perturbations and human responses --
7. 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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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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