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Author Foster, Robert John, 1957-
Title Materializing the nation : commodities, consumption, and media in Papua New Guinea / Robert J. Foster.
Imprint Bloomington & Indianapolis, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [2002]

Author Foster, Robert John, 1957-
Subject Anthropology -- Papua New Guinea.
Ethnopsychology -- Papua New Guinea.
Nationalism -- Papua New Guinea.
Consumption (Economics) -- Papua New Guinea.
Materialism -- Social aspects -- Papua New Guinea.
Description 1 online resource (x, 202 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-194) and index.
Contents Introduction : everyday nation making: the case of Papua New Guinea -- State-sponsored nation making. Take care of public telephones : moral education and nation-state formation. Your money, our money, the government's money : finance and fetishism in Melanesia -- Commercial nation making. Print advertisements and nation making. Commercial mass media : notes on agency, bodies, and commodity consumption. The commercial construction of "new" nations -- Nation making in this era of globalization. News of the world : Millenarian Christianity and the Olympic Torch Relay. Globalization : a soft drink perspective.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary ""Foster shows us how seemingly banal activities like making a phone call, chewing betel nut, watching a Coke commercial may give important insights into the ways in which the nation is constructed, materialized or contested.""--Orvar Lofgren, author of On Holiday: A History of VacationingWhy, in the current era of globalization, does nationality remain an important dimension of personal and collective identities? In Materializing the Nation, Robert J. Foster argues that the contested process of nation making in Papua New Guinea unfolds not only through organized politics but also through munda.
Note English.
ISBN 9780253013613 (electronic bk.)
0253013615 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # MWT11531621
OCLC # 862746654
Additional Format Print version: Foster, Robert John, 1957- Materializing the nation 0253341477 (DLC) 2002001480 (OCoLC)48989213