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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) the contemporary pacific · 24:2 (2012) Villagers and the City: Melanesian Experiences of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, edited by Michael Goddard. Wantage, uk: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2010. isbn 978-09556400-6-3; 177 pages, photographs, tables, notes, bibliography, and index. Cloth, us$99.99. Building on forty years of anthropological research associated with Port Moresby, Michael Goddard, editor of Villagers and the City, has gained a reputation for providing rich insights into the experiences of Papua New Guineans as they carve out their lives in the settlements of that city. For those with an interest in the evolution of Melanesian cities in the postcolonial era and how cultural diversity is expressed in the behavior of residents as well as in the city's urban form and structure, this publication is an important contribution to that body of work. The six articles in this collection tell how Papua New Guineans experience life in and around the bustling city of Port Moresby, the largest urban area in the Pacific region. The chapters focus on aspects of urban life that are generally out of sight of most nonMelanesians who venture there. The contributors, from the fields of anthropology, ethnomusicology, and human ecology, supplement their stories of 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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the contemporary pacific · 24:2 (2012) Villagers and the City: Melanesian Experiences of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, edited by Michael Goddard. Wantage, uk: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2010. isbn 978-09556400-6-3; 177 pages, photographs, tables, notes, bibliography, and index. Cloth, us$99.99. Building on forty years of anthropological research associated with Port Moresby, Michael Goddard, editor of Villagers and the City, has gained a reputation for providing rich insights into the experiences of Papua New Guineans as they carve out their lives in the settlements of that city. For those with an interest in the evolution of Melanesian cities in the postcolonial era and how cultural diversity is expressed in the behavior of residents as well as in the city's urban form and structure, this publication is an important contribution to that body of work. The six articles in this collection tell how Papua New Guineans experience life in and around the bustling city of Port Moresby, the largest urban area in the Pacific region. The chapters focus on aspects of urban life that are generally out of sight of most nonMelanesians who venture there. The contributors, from the fields of anthropology, ethnomusicology, and human ecology, supplement their stories of

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Published: Aug 1, 2012

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