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Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea by Paige West (review)

Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea by Paige West... 294 the contemporary pacific • 32:1 (2020) issues of representation, including for community governance, the man- discussions of the historical forma- agement of land and sea resources, tion of a unified Melanesian identity and the futures of Pacific states and and how contemporary Melanesians their peoples. empower themselves. As Tarcisius cheng-cheng li Kabutaulaka expresses, “they have University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa captured the colonizer’s weapon and used it for self-empowerment, creat- *** ing a new breed of natives who are neither noble nor ignoble; they are the Dispossession and the Environment: ‘alter-natives’” (262). This powerful Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua statement echoes and contributes to New Guinea, by Paige West. New contemporary discussions of the self- York: Columbia University Press, determination rationale in the Pacific. 2016. isbn cloth 978-0-231-17878-5; The volume’s remaining four chapters isbn paper 978-0-231-17879-2; further engage with the dynamic ten- isbn e-book 978-0-231-54192-3; sions around cultural identity within 195 pages, map, notes, bibliography, local communities. Different from the index. Cloth, us$90.00; paper bureaucratic, business, religious, and us$30.00; e-book, us$29.99. global tourists’ perspectives that too often frame Oceania’s communities, a What do a middle-aged Australian distinct vision of an alternate path to surfer, a capacity builder fluent in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea by Paige West (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 32 (1) – Apr 1, 2020

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294 the contemporary pacific • 32:1 (2020) issues of representation, including for community governance, the man- discussions of the historical forma- agement of land and sea resources, tion of a unified Melanesian identity and the futures of Pacific states and and how contemporary Melanesians their peoples. empower themselves. As Tarcisius cheng-cheng li Kabutaulaka expresses, “they have University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa captured the colonizer’s weapon and used it for self-empowerment, creat- *** ing a new breed of natives who are neither noble nor ignoble; they are the Dispossession and the Environment: ‘alter-natives’” (262). This powerful Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua statement echoes and contributes to New Guinea, by Paige West. New contemporary discussions of the self- York: Columbia University Press, determination rationale in the Pacific. 2016. isbn cloth 978-0-231-17878-5; The volume’s remaining four chapters isbn paper 978-0-231-17879-2; further engage with the dynamic ten- isbn e-book 978-0-231-54192-3; sions around cultural identity within 195 pages, map, notes, bibliography, local communities. Different from the index. Cloth, us$90.00; paper bureaucratic, business, religious, and us$30.00; e-book, us$29.99. global tourists’ perspectives that too often frame Oceania’s communities, a What do a middle-aged Australian distinct vision of an alternate path to surfer, a capacity builder fluent in the

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Published: Apr 1, 2020

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