Ethnomusicology and the mining industry: a case study from Lihir, Papua New Guinea

Gillespie, Kirsty (2013) Ethnomusicology and the mining industry: a case study from Lihir, Papua New Guinea. Musicology Australia, 35 (2). pp. 178-190.

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This article represents an ethnomusicologist's engagement with The University of Queensland's Center for Social Responsibility in Mining (Sustainable Minerals Institute), Newcrest Mining Limited, and the people of Lihir, Papua New Guinea, whose lands are currently being mined for gold. In an age where large-scale resource development has become essential to many economies within Australasia, this article considers how multiple stakeholders with differing agendas can recognize and prioritize intangible cultural heritage for the people on whose lands mining takes place. It is also an example of applied ethnomusicology working at the interface between industry and community.

Item ID: 47870
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1949-453X
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 05:49
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 60%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950306 Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage @ 50%
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