The name must not go down : political competition and state-society relations in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea / Joseph KetanMaterial type: TextLanguage: ENG Publication details: [Suva, Fiji] Instutite of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific 2004Description: 438 p. ill., maps 21 cmISBN: 982020352XSubject(s): Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Papua New Guinea | Social institutions -- Papua New Guinea -- Papua New Guinea | Hagen, Mount, Region (Papua New Guinea) -- Politics and government | Hagen, Mount, Region (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 306.2099565
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This book analyses how and why people in Mount Hagen have incorporated the state into their local megacycle. By analysing political competition at the local level where such nationally prominent leaders as Paias Wingti, Robert Lak, Michael Mel, and Paul Pora operate, this study facilitates understanding the behaviour of politicians who interact within and between two separate moral realms. It analyses how and why people in Hagen compete for prestige, power and influence through ceremonial exchange, group warfare, and compensation payment, elections, and business and enterprise.
Includes index and Bibliography: p. -411.