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Villagers and the City: Melanesian Experiences of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (review)

Villagers and the City: Melanesian Experiences of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (review) 464 the contemporary pacific • 24:2 (2012) field of representational issues with Villagers and the City: Melanesian care and common sense. Experiences of Port Moresby, Papua The Lihir Destiny is highly acces- New Guinea, edited by Michael sible. Although topics like mortuary Goddard. Wantage, uk: Sean Kings- ceremonialism and environmental ton Publishing, 2010. isbn 978-0- policy are often subject to technical, 9556400-6-3; 177 pages, photo- unwelcoming prose, Bainton writes graphs, tables, notes, bibliography, extremely clearly and even the more and index. Cloth, us$99.99. idiosyncratic aspects of the book are easy to follow. Indeed, one of the Building on forty years of anthropo- remarkable things about the volume logical research associated with Port is just how wide Bainton’s expertise is Moresby, Michael Goddard, editor of across a variety of topics. Best of all, Villagers and the City, has gained a pdf and e-book copies of The Lihir reputation for providing rich insights Destiny are available via open access into the experiences of Papua New and free for download from the anu e Guineans as they carve out their lives Press, which is quickly becoming the in the settlements of that city. For premier scholarly publisher in Austra- those with an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Villagers and the City: Melanesian Experiences of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (review)

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

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464 the contemporary pacific • 24:2 (2012) field of representational issues with Villagers and the City: Melanesian care and common sense. Experiences of Port Moresby, Papua The Lihir Destiny is highly acces- New Guinea, edited by Michael sible. Although topics like mortuary Goddard. Wantage, uk: Sean Kings- ceremonialism and environmental ton Publishing, 2010. isbn 978-0- policy are often subject to technical, 9556400-6-3; 177 pages, photo- unwelcoming prose, Bainton writes graphs, tables, notes, bibliography, extremely clearly and even the more and index. Cloth, us$99.99. idiosyncratic aspects of the book are easy to follow. Indeed, one of the Building on forty years of anthropo- remarkable things about the volume logical research associated with Port is just how wide Bainton’s expertise is Moresby, Michael Goddard, editor of across a variety of topics. Best of all, Villagers and the City, has gained a pdf and e-book copies of The Lihir reputation for providing rich insights Destiny are available via open access into the experiences of Papua New and free for download from the anu e Guineans as they carve out their lives Press, which is quickly becoming the in the settlements of that city. For premier scholarly publisher in Austra- those with an

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Published: Aug 1, 2012

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