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Unequal lives : gender, race and class in the western Pacific

Author: Nick Bainton; Debra L McDougall; Kalissa Alexeyeff; John Cox; Australian National University Press.
Publisher: Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU Press, 2021.
Series: Pacific series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As we move further into the twenty-first century, we are witnessing both the global extensification and local intensification of inequality. Unequal Lives deals with the particular dilemmas of inequality in the Western Pacific. The authors focus on four dimensions of inequality: the familiar triad of gender, race and class, and the often-neglected dimension of generation. Grounded in meticulous long-term  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Martha Macintyre
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Bainton; Debra L McDougall; Kalissa Alexeyeff; John Cox; Australian National University Press.
ISBN: 9781760464110 1760464112
OCLC Number: 1231438255
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 560 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prologue: Pragmatism, Prescience and Principle / Neil Maclean --
1. Unequal Lives in the Western Pacific / Nicholas Bainton and Debra McDougall --
2. 'I Will Be Travelling to Kavieng!': Work, Labour and Inequality in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea / Paige West and John Aini --
3. The Unequal Place of Anthropology in Cross-Disciplinary Research on Environmental Management in the Pacific and What to Do About It / Simon Foale --
4. The Problem of the Semi-Alienable Anthropologist / Melissa Demian --
5. Global Health, Tuberculosis and Local Health Campaigns: Reinforcing and Reshaping Health and Gender Inequalities in Lihir, Papua New Guinea / Susan R. Hemer --
6. The Missionary's Dilemma: A Short History of Christian Marriage and its Impact upon Gender Equality in Maisin Society / John Barker --
7. Gendered Ambition and Disappointment: Women and Men in a Vernacular Language Education Movement in Melanesia / Debra McDougall --
8. Stingy Egalitarianism: Precarity and Jealousy at the Sisiak Settlement, Madang, Papua New Guinea / Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington --
9. Inequalities of Aspiration: Class, Cargo and the Moral Economy of Development in Papua New Guinea / John Cox --
10. Exiles and Empty Houses: Contingent Events and Their Aftermath in the Ok Tedi Hinterland / Dan Jorgensen --
11. Transforming Inequalities and Uncertainty: Gender, Generational and Class Dimensions in the Gende's Longue Durée / Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi --
12. From Donation to Handout: Resource Wealth and Transformations of Leadership in Huli Politics / Michael Main --
13. Measuring Mobilities and Inequalities in Papua New Guinea's Mining Workforce / Colin Filer --
14. Menacing the Mine: Double Asymmetry and Mutual Incomprehension in Lihir /Nicholas Bainton --
15. Intersecting Inequalities, Moving Positionalities: An Interlude / Margaret Jolly.
Series Title: Pacific series.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Bainton, Debra McDougall, Kalissa Alexeyeff and John Cox.
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As we move further into the twenty-first century, we are witnessing both the global extensification and local intensification of inequality. Unequal Lives deals with the particular dilemmas of inequality in the Western Pacific. The authors focus on four dimensions of inequality: the familiar triad of gender, race and class, and the often-neglected dimension of generation. Grounded in meticulous long-term ethnographic enquiry and deep awareness of the historical contingency of these configurations of inequality, this volume illustrates the multidimensional, multiscale and epistemic nature of contemporary inequality. This collection is a major contribution to academic and political debates about the perverse effects of inequality, which now ranks among the greatest challenges of our time. The inspiration for this volume derives from the breadth and depth of Martha Macintyre's remarkable scholarship. The contributors celebrate Macintyre's groundbreaking work, which exemplifies the explanatory power, ethical force and pragmatism that ensures the relevance of anthropological research to the lives of others and to understanding the global condition.

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