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Author Lipset, David, 1951- author.

Title Yabar : the alienations of Murik men in a Papua New Guinea modernity / David Lipset.

Publication Info. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Culture, mind, and society
Culture, mind, and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 5, 2017).
Contents 1. Introduction: modernity, masculinity, Papua New Guinea -- 2. Desire in young men's courtship stories -- 3. Marijuana, youth, and society -- 4. Mobile telephony in a peri-urban setting -- 5. Folk theater and the signifier -- 6. Money and other signifiers -- 7. In the anthropocene -- Afterword: dual alienation in other pacific modernities.
Summary This book analyses the dual alienations of a coastal group rural men, the Murik of Papua New Guinea. David Lipset argues that Murik men engage in a Bakhtinian dialogue: voicing their alienation from both their own, indigenous masculinity, as well as from the postcolonial modernity in which they find themselves adrift. Lipset analyses young men's elusive expressions of desire in courtship narratives, marijuana discourse, and mobile phone usein which generational tensions play out together with their disaffection from the state. He also borrows from Lacanian psychoanalysis in discussing how men's dialogue of dual alienation appears in folk theater, in material substitutionsmost notably, in the replacement of outrigger canoes by fiberglass boatsas well as in rising sea-levels, and the looming possibility of resettlement. .
Subject Murik (Papua New Guinean people)
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies.
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Murik (Papua New Guinean people) (OCoLC)fst01430803
Papua New Guinea. (OCoLC)fst01212610
Other Form: Printed edition: 9783319510750
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-319-51076-7 doi
ISBN 9783319510767 (electronic bk.)
3319510762 (electronic bk.)
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