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Alchemy in the Rain Forest

Jerry K. Jacka

ISBN 10: 0822359790 / ISBN 13: 9780822359791
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Not Signed; In Alchemy in the Rain Forest Jerry K. Jacka explores how the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea's highlands struggle to create meaningful lives in the midst of extreme social conflict and environmental degradation. Drawing on theories of political ecology, place, and ontology and using ethno. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ria9780822359791_rkm

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"Jacka provides a multifaceted examination of gold mining in Papua New Guinea and its social and cultural impacts during the second half of the twentieth century. While highlighting the important conflicts and tensions, the author firmly resists the temptation to embark on a morality tale of evil multinationals dispossessing people of their land and culture. On the contrary, he offers nuanced analysis based on both field-work interviews and historical archives." -- Jose Ramon Bertomeu Sanchez * Ambix * "[Alchemy in the Rain Forest] is an important contribution to environmental anthropology and political ecology. Jacka ultimately argues that the mine's promises of development are as illusive as the alchemists' quest for gold. What is unique about the book is not that ultimate assessment, but its exploration of the ways in which people who bear the greatest social and environmental harms of large-scale mining understand and navigate those changes." -- Jessica M. Smith * Journal of Anthropological Research * "In sum, this book is a valuable addition to the specialist literature on mining and social change in Melanesia, but also written in a clear style that will be of great use in the classroom. I recommend Jacka's accessible, straightforward ethnography to all readers." -- Alex Golub * Anthropology Book Forum *

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