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Tea and Tinned Fish: Christianity Consumption and the Nation in Papua New Guinea

Dundon, Alison


This paper explores the intersection of consumption, Christianity and the nation in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. It examines the significance of the adoption of Europeanintroduced clothing and the consumption of trade store foods like tea, tinned fish, rice, sugar and tinned milk for Gogodala communities of PNG. Although initially disgusted by the idea of consuming substances that seemed reminiscent of mother's milk, Gogodala now embrace trade store foods with enthusiasm. The paper...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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