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As Basket and Papu: Making Manus Social Fabric

Rooney, Michelle Nayahamui


Between 2012 and 2019, Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, hosted Australia's offshore detention centre for asylum seekers and refugees, known as the Regional Processing Centre (RPC). This paper analyses some of the social impacts of the RPC on Lorengau town, the urban centre of Manus, through the analytical lens of the Manus idiom, as basket (Tok Pisin). Materially this refers to the everyday Manus basket whilst metaphorically, it refers to an individual's or community's social, cultural,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/ocea.5289


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