PATHWAYS OF CHANGE

Socio-cultural change among the highlanders of western New Guinea

This monograph is a comparative study of eight ways of life of highlanders in West Papua. Read More

It consists of ten sections: an introduction, a conclusion and eight ethnographic chapters, each dealing with a separate way of life. I chose this presentation since I wanted to make clear the individuality of each of them. In the book I attempt to trace the changes in these ways of life as they were occurring just previous to the settlement of colonial outsiders. This attempt proved feasible since for seven of them first contact accounts are available.Anton Ploeg studied law in the Netherlands and social anthropology in Australia with a Ph.D. scholarship of the Australian National University. His Ph.D. research took place in the highlands of West Papua. The resulting thesis "Government in Wanggulam" was published in 1969. Afterwards he did fieldwork in several locations in Papua New Guinea. He took early retirement in 1991 so as to be able to research the extant ethnography of the highlands of West Papua. With this book he brings the bulk of this research together.


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Publisher
Pacific-credo Publications
Author
Anton Ploeg,
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
01 General / trade
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3080 SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES, LETTRES
Title First Published
19 May 2020
Type of Work
Monograph

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Publication Date
19 May 2020
ISBN-13
9782956398196
Extent
Absolute page count : 180
Code
100779
Dimensions
17 x 24.4 cm
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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