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The Lihir Destiny: Cultural Responses to Mining in Melanesia (review)

The Lihir Destiny: Cultural Responses to Mining in Melanesia (review) 462 the contemporary pacific • 24:2 (2012) was “an element of a social totality and ‘capacity building’” (xi), Out of involved in a process of historical Place refuses to provide the epistemo- change” (108), holding both negative logical comforts of treating Kakoli value as iconic inversions of proper madness as a simple matter of cultural moral conduct and positive value as frameworks, systems, or beliefs. In sources of reflection on social change. light of the increasing constraints on Even the profoundly marginalized and researchers interested in health and nonverbal woman mentioned earlier illness in Papua New Guinea, this had a discursive function for the book has considerable value as a Kakoli, for whom the causes of such critical intervention that does not offer troubles were far less important than easy answers or development-ready their effects. It would be interesting insights. to explore the extent to which Kakoli barbara andersen have taken up the pseudo-biological New York University causal explanations for madness com- mon in Papua New Guinea today—I * * * am thinking of marijuana use, a topic Goddard brings up, briefly, in his The Lihir Destiny: Cultural Responses account of only one patient—and to Mining in Melanesia, by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Lihir Destiny: Cultural Responses to Mining in Melanesia (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 24 (2) – Aug 1, 2012

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

462 the contemporary pacific • 24:2 (2012) was “an element of a social totality and ‘capacity building’” (xi), Out of involved in a process of historical Place refuses to provide the epistemo- change” (108), holding both negative logical comforts of treating Kakoli value as iconic inversions of proper madness as a simple matter of cultural moral conduct and positive value as frameworks, systems, or beliefs. In sources of reflection on social change. light of the increasing constraints on Even the profoundly marginalized and researchers interested in health and nonverbal woman mentioned earlier illness in Papua New Guinea, this had a discursive function for the book has considerable value as a Kakoli, for whom the causes of such critical intervention that does not offer troubles were far less important than easy answers or development-ready their effects. It would be interesting insights. to explore the extent to which Kakoli barbara andersen have taken up the pseudo-biological New York University causal explanations for madness com- mon in Papua New Guinea today—I * * * am thinking of marijuana use, a topic Goddard brings up, briefly, in his The Lihir Destiny: Cultural Responses account of only one patient—and to Mining in Melanesia, by

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 1, 2012

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