Anticipating Ulawun Volcano in New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Wood, Michael, Foale, Simon, and Gabriel, Jennifer (2020) Anticipating Ulawun Volcano in New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Anthropological Forum, 30 (1-2). pp. 30-41.

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This paper outlines some of the ways Mengen speakers have positioned Ulawun volcano, its inhabitants and outputs as beneficial features of daily life. By way of contrast, volcanology and more recent disaster planning discourses in Papua New Guinea, have often positioned Ulawun as a hazard that creates potential dangers and risks. The paper explores how these two distinct orientations to Ulawun's past and future influence the possibilities of Ulawun's beneficial and dangerous outcomes. We emphasise how Ulawun's anticipated future has been articulated into forms of disaster planning involving new modes of action, accountability and world making.

Item ID: 59979
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-2902
Keywords: volcanic events, gardens, disaster, Mengen, New Britain
Copyright Information: © 2019 The University of Western Australia.
Funders: Australian Research Council
Projects and Grants: Linkage grant no. LP140100536
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 07:35
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4401 Anthropology > 440107 Social and cultural anthropology @ 100%
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