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Social Change in Melanesia: Development and History

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This book offers a clear and absorbing account of social change in Melanesia since the arrival of Europeans, covering the colonial period and the history of the new postcolonial states. It discusses economic and technological change, urbanization, the development of the modern state--and the often violent reactions to these dramatic transformations. The book also considers the dilemmas of development that threaten the environment.

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This book offers a clear and absorbing account of social change in Melanesia since the arrival of Europeans, covering the colonial period and the history of the new post-colonial states. It discusses economic and technological change, urbanisation, the development of the modern state, and the often violent reactions to these dramatic transformations, and considers the dilemmas of development that threaten the environment. A companion to An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia (1998), it is addressed to students with little or no background in the region's history and development.

Synopsis:

An account of social change in Melanesia covering the colonial period and the post-colonial era.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Change and development; 2. The arrival of Europeans; 3. Another history; 4. Technological change and economic growth; 5. Land rights and community; 6. Business big men as entrepreneurs; 7. From tribespeople to peasants; 8. Mining, misunderstanding, and insurrection; 9. Forestry and local knowledge; 10. Migration and urbanisation; 11. Cargo cults and millennial politics; 12. Missionaries and social change; 13. From tribal to state politics; 14. Custom and identity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521771412
Author:
Sillitoe, Paul
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Melanesia Social conditions.
Subject:
Melanesia History.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
284

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"Synopsis" by , This book offers a clear and absorbing account of social change in Melanesia since the arrival of Europeans, covering the colonial period and the history of the new post-colonial states. It discusses economic and technological change, urbanisation, the development of the modern state, and the often violent reactions to these dramatic transformations, and considers the dilemmas of development that threaten the environment. A companion to An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia (1998), it is addressed to students with little or no background in the region's history and development.
"Synopsis" by , An account of social change in Melanesia covering the colonial period and the post-colonial era.
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