'Smoke in the hills, gunfire in the valley': war and peace in Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Henry, Rosita (2005) 'Smoke in the hills, gunfire in the valley': war and peace in Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea. Oceania, 75 (4). pp. 431-443.

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Abstract

The paper discusses accounts of recent tribal fighting and peacemaking processes in the Nebilyer Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea. My analysis is based on interviews conducted in January 2000 with Ganiga, and other peoples, who featured in Connolly and Anderson's film 'Black Harvest'. I examine different strategies of peacemaking and peacekeeping employed in relation to the Nebilyer war, particularly the efforts of local Christian church representatives. I also explore how people in the Nebilyer Valley, construct particular events as significant, and the relevance of these constructions in processes of peace making.

Item ID: 1011
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Ganiga, Joe Leahy, Black Harvest, Western Highlands, tribal war, Papua New Guinea
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Copyright 2005. Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney.

ISSN: 0029-8077
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9403 International Relations > 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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