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Narratives of government and church among the Imyan of Papua/Irian Jaya, Indonesia

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Narratives of government and church among the Imyan of Papua/Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Author(s): Timmer, Jaap
Keywords: church
Imyan traditional values
Protestantism
Dutch colonialism
Indonesian state
Papua/IrianJaya
Papuan values
government
Date published: 2003
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
Series/Report no.: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) discussion paper series: 2003/5
Description: 
Government agents, foreign corporations and aid agents coming into contact with people such as the Imyan described in this paper, should not assume that they can ease their way by having an understanding of "Papuan values" or even something as specific as "Imyan traditional values". The values of the Imyan are dynamic and under stress. They are products of the recent past, particular Imyan perceptions of who they were, and who they might be. Moreover, they are shaped through increasing discrepancies between Imyan experiences and expectations that show no sign of abating. This paper illustrates that understanding the Imyan entails not only knowing that these Papuan people encountered Protestantism, Dutch colonialism and an attempted absorption into the Indonesian state, but also being aware of Imyan understandings, adaptation, and assessment of those 'experiences and teachings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/42123
ISSN: 1328-7854

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