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

Timmer, Jaap


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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f20033670c5f
Access Rights: Open Access


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