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Road belong development. Cargo cults, community groups and self-help movements in Papua New Guinea.



Gerritsen, Rolf
May, Ronald
Walter, Michael A H B

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Canberra, ACT : Dept. of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.


Cargo cults' have long attracted the scholarly attention as well as the ill-informed curiosity of observers of Melanesia. More recently the proliferation of a variety of spontaneous local movements and the emergence of more specifically focussed interest groups have been the subjects of several studies and a point of departure for investigations into questions of social stratification and class formation in Papua New Guinea. This volume brings together three papers which have contributed to the recent literature in this area. (First paragraph of Preface.)



cargo cults, Papua New Guinea, self-help movements, community groups, political evolution




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Pacific Institute Digitisation Project

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