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Urbanization in Papua New Guinea
A Study of Ambivalent Townsmen


Part of Urbanisation in Developing Countries

  • Date Published: April 1979
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521294102

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  • Originally published in 1979 as part of the Urbanization in Developing Countries series, this book is a detailed account of the process of urbanization, and provides a unique perspective on the creation by Papua New Guineans of their own distinctively Melanesian urban centres. The authors synthesized a wide range of material drawn from their own research and that of many scholars. They concentrate their analysis on the subtle modification of rural idioms in the urban social field, the formation and role of urban ethnic units, reactions to emerging class differences within the indigenous population, and the development of patterns of relationships and lifestyles in response to urban employment and residence in 'squatters' settlements, housing estates and barracks. They describe the historical, spatial and demographic development of the towns, and also discuss problematical aspects of indigenous participation in voluntary organizations, business, and urban government. Finally the authors compare Papua New Guinea to other parts of the world.

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    • Date Published: April 1979
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521294102
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Urban development and form
    3. Migration and the urban population
    4. Security: primary social relationships in town
    5. Social idioms in the wider urban field
    6. Formal institutions in the wider urban field
    7. Comparisons and conclusions
    List of references

  • Authors

    Hal B. Levine

    Marlene Wolfzahn Levine

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