Continuity and Change: a human geography of Papua New Guinea

King, D.C. (2002) Continuity and Change: a human geography of Papua New Guinea. Crawford House Publishing Pty Ltd, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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Abstract

Continuity and Change is the first composite geography of Papua New Guinea to have been produced since the early 1970s. During the past two decades the nation has changed dramatically as it entered into independence and has had to confront the issues and problems of large-scale mining, agricultural and economic restructuring, secessionism, and new environmental and urban issues and problems. At the same time, Papua New Guinea has achieved a high rate of economic growth from a low base level- the highest increase in gross domestic product in the world in 1993.Despite such rapid change, societies throughout Papua New Guinea have sustained many features of their cultures and lifestyles, linking them in a continuity with the past. This book takes a historical geographical view of these themes of change and continuity in the geography and economy of Papua New Guinea, with emphasis on the human geography. Starting from the physical constraints of the country, its changing geography is examined from prehistory, through the historical impacts of the colonial period, to the post-independence issues of urban growth, migration, agricultural restructuring, mining, environmental issues and the political geography of Papua New Guinea. Case studies of societies and places are drawn from all parts of the country, representing a summary of an extensive range of studies9f Papua New Guinean societies.

Item ID: 14207
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-86333-109-8
Keywords: economic conditions; geography; human geography; Papua New Guinea
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 05:33
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940106 Citizenship and National Identity @ 34%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 33%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9403 International Relations > 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified @ 33%
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