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Title From 'stone-age' to 'real-time' : exploring Papuan temporalities, mobilities and religiosities / Martin Slama and Jenny Munro (editors).

Published Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (270 pages).
Series Monographs in Anthropology Series
Monographs in anthropology series.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
Contents List of Contributors; Illustrations; 1. From 'Stone-Age' to 'Real-Time': Exploring Papuan Temporalities, Mobilities and Religiosities -- An Introduction; 2. Demonstrating the Stone-Age in Dutch New Guinea; 3. From Primitive Other to Papuan Self: Korowai Engagement with Ideologies of Unequal Human Worth in Encounters with Tourists, State Officials and Education; 4. Papua Coming of Age: The Cycle of Man's Civilisation and Two Other Papuan Histories; 5. Under Two Flags: Encounters with Israel, Merdeka and the Promised Land in Tanah Papua.
6. Hip Hop in Manokwari: Pleasures, Contestations and the Changing Face of Papuanness7. 'Now we know shame': Malu and Stigma among Highlanders in the Papuan Diaspora; 8. Torture as a Mode of Governance: Reflections on the Phenomenon of Torture in Papua, Indonesia; 9. 'Living in HIV-land': Mobility and Seropositivity among Highlands Papuan Men; 10. Papua as an Islamic Frontier: Preaching in 'the Jungle' and the Multiplicity of Spatio-Temporal Hierarchisations.
Summary There are probably no other people on earth to whom the image of the 'stone-age' is so persistently attached than the inhabitants of the island of New Guinea, which is divided into independent Papua New Guinea and the western part of the island, known today as Papua and West Papua. From 'Stone-Age' to 'Real-Time' examines the forms of agency, frictions and anxieties the current moment generates in West Papua, where the persistent 'stone-age' image meets the practices and ideologies of the 'real-time' "a popular expression referring to immediate digital communication. The volume is thus essentially occupied with discourses of time and space and how they inform questions of hierarchy and possibilities for equality. Papuans are increasingly mobile, and seeking to rework inherited ideas, institutions and technologies, while also coming up against palpable limits on what can be imagined or achieved, secured or defended. This volume investigates some of these trajectories for the cultural logics and social or political structures that shape them. The chapters are highly ethnographic, based on in-depth research conducted in diverse spaces within and beyond Papua. These contributions explore topics ranging from hip hop to HIV/ AIDS to historicity, filling much-needed conceptual and ethnographic lacunae in the study of West Papua.
Language notes English.
Other author Slama, Martin, editor.
Munro, Jenny, 1979- editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Migration, Internal -- Indonesia -- Papua.
Religion and culture -- Indonesia -- Papua.
Papua (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs.
Papua (Indonesia) -- Civilization.
Papua (Indonesia) -- History.
West Papua
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781925022438 (electronic bk.)
1925022439 (electronic bk.)
9781925022421 (paperback)
1925022420 (paperback)