Cash cropping, Catholicism and change : resettlement among the Kuni of Papua
In 1961, a Roman Catholic priest informed his Papuan congregation in the mountainous foothills of the Owen Stanley Ranges that he intended to relocate the mission station in the plains further south, and there start cash-cropping. Thus began a unique rural settlement which had neither government nor official mission backing, and which entailed the subtle interplay of the Kuni people's aspirations to modernize,with their adherence to traditional values and social organization. This...[Show more]
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