From kastam to kulsa? leadership, cultural heritage and modernization in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea

Dalsgaard, Steffen, and Otto, Ton (2011) From kastam to kulsa? leadership, cultural heritage and modernization in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea. In: Hviding, Edvard, and Rio, Knut M., (eds.) Made in Oceania: social movements, cultural heritage, and the state in the Pacific. Sean Kingston Publishing, Wantage, UK, pp. 141-160.

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Abstract

[Extract] Changes in leadership practices often provide a good indication of changing value orientations in a society. Aspiring leaders often wish to explore new resources of power and authority, including concepts of culture and heritage, and through their practice they may themselves become important agents of change. In this chapter we focus on the actions of one particular man in order to investigate how concepts of tradition are in a process of change in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea: from primarily referring to exchangeable intellectual property (kastam in Manus Tok Pisin) to articulating the inalienable property that defines group identity (cultural heritage or kalsa).

Item ID: 19368
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-907774-06-5
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 06:07
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
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