Village on the Edge: Changing Times in Papua New Guinea (review)

Village on the Edge: Changing Times in Papua New Guinea (review) the contemporary pacific · fall 2003 research site? Wouldn't we all, like Kenneth Read (Return to the High Valley, 1986), like to return to "high valleys" of our youth and first fieldwork? The journey we envision is a complex personal pilgrimage as well as an intellectual and academic quest: What happened to our friends and the people who meant--and mean--so much to us? Have their lives been altered, experiences been modified, new meanings evolved? Michael French Smith originally did field research on Kairiru Island off the north coast near Wewak in 1975­76 and was able to make brief and informal visits back to the village of Kragur in 1981, 1995, and 1998. In this book he chronicles these visits and reflects on the changes perceptible to him through this period. A variety of Kragur voices (from both village and town) addressing these changes are a strong element in the narrative. Smith does not claim to have conducted a thorough study of sociocultural change, but he does pick up on significant themes from his earlier published work (Hard Times on Kairiru Island, 1994)--especially the embeddedness of material and moral concerns in Melanesian societies--and thus contributes significantly to our knowledge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Village on the Edge: Changing Times in Papua New Guinea (review)

The Contemporary Pacific, Volume 15 (2) – Aug 7, 2003

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the contemporary pacific · fall 2003 research site? Wouldn't we all, like Kenneth Read (Return to the High Valley, 1986), like to return to "high valleys" of our youth and first fieldwork? The journey we envision is a complex personal pilgrimage as well as an intellectual and academic quest: What happened to our friends and the people who meant--and mean--so much to us? Have their lives been altered, experiences been modified, new meanings evolved? Michael French Smith originally did field research on Kairiru Island off the north coast near Wewak in 1975­76 and was able to make brief and informal visits back to the village of Kragur in 1981, 1995, and 1998. In this book he chronicles these visits and reflects on the changes perceptible to him through this period. A variety of Kragur voices (from both village and town) addressing these changes are a strong element in the narrative. Smith does not claim to have conducted a thorough study of sociocultural change, but he does pick up on significant themes from his earlier published work (Hard Times on Kairiru Island, 1994)--especially the embeddedness of material and moral concerns in Melanesian societies--and thus contributes significantly to our knowledge

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Published: Aug 7, 2003

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