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Author Foster, Robert John, 1957-

Title Materializing the nation : commodities, consumption, and media in Papua New Guinea / Robert J. Foster

Published Bloomington & Indianapolis, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 202 pages) : illustrations
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Contents Introduction : everyday nation making: the case of Papua New Guinea -- State-sponsored nation making. Take care of public telephones : moral education and nation-state formation. Your money, our money, the government's money : finance and fetishism in Melanesia -- Commercial nation making. Print advertisements and nation making. Commercial mass media : notes on agency, bodies, and commodity consumption. The commercial construction of "new" nations -- Nation making in this era of globalization. News of the world : Millenarian Christianity and the Olympic Torch Relay. Globalization : a soft drink perspective
Summary ""Foster shows us how seemingly banal activities like making a phone call, chewing betel nut, watching a Coke commercial may give important insights into the ways in which the nation is constructed, materialized or contested.""--Orvar Löfgren, author of On Holiday: A History of VacationingWhy, in the current era of globalization, does nationality remain an important dimension of personal and collective identities? In Materializing the Nation, Robert J. Foster argues that the contested process of nation making in Papua New Guinea unfolds not only through organized politics but also through munda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-194) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Anthropology -- Papua New Guinea.
Consumption (Economics) -- Papua New Guinea.
Ethnopsychology -- Papua New Guinea.
Materialism -- Social aspects -- Papua New Guinea.
Nationalism -- Papua New Guinea.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253013615 (electronic bk)
9780253013613 (electronic bk)