FOSTER, RJ: Materializing the Nation: Commodities, Consumption, and Media in Papua New Guinea

Foster, Robert J. Materializing the Nation: Commodities, Consumption, and Media in Papua New Guinea. Indiana University Press, 2002. ISBN: 0253215498. Unmarked. Bumped corner. Good. Paperback. (#28405) $12.00

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Argues that the contested process of nation making in Papua New Guinea unfolds not only through organized politics but also through mundane engagements with commodities and mass media. His ethnographic perspective draws official policy documents, letters to the editor, school textbooks, song lyrics, advertisements, and other materials.

Illustrated. 202p. Measures 6×9.25 inches.