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Yumi olgeta papua niugini : cultural identity formations and national consciousness among urban-educated youth in Papua New Guinea

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Title:Yumi olgeta papua niugini : cultural identity formations and national consciousness among urban-educated youth in Papua New Guinea
Authors:Hermes, Karin Louise
Keywords:Melanesia
globalization
Date Issued:Dec 2014
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2014]
Abstract:This thesis examines the self-identification of university-age urban Papua New Guineans and their role in nation-building. I question the role of the state and civil society in nation-building and the ideal of the nation-state model for the diverse Melanesian region. I focus on the implications of social change and social identities in urban Papua New Guinea (PNG) through globalization and migration flows from the rural to the urban. I argue that the influences of modernity and urban social change, particularly being away from customary land ties, lead to a self-identification among the urban youth towards a regional identity and a national imagery, highlighting their significant role in defining what it is to be Papua New Guinean.
Description:M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014.
Includes bibliographical references.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/101225
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Appears in Collections: M.A. - Pacific Islands Studies
Pacific Islands Studies Plan A Masters Theses


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