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Urbanization in Papua New Guinea : A Study of Ambivalent Townsmen - Hal B. Levine

Urbanization in Papua New Guinea

A Study of Ambivalent Townsmen

Paperback Published: 4th June 1979
ISBN: 9780521294102
Number Of Pages: 172

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Originally published in 1979 as part of the Urbanization in Developing Countries series, this book is a detailed account of the process of urbanization, and provides a unique perspective on the creation by Papua New Guineans of their own distinctively Melanesian urban centres. The authors synthesized a wide range of material drawn from their own research and that of many scholars. They concentrate their analysis on the subtle modification of rural idioms in the urban social field, the formation and role of urban ethnic units, reactions to emerging class differences within the indigenous population, and the development of patterns of relationships and lifestyles in response to urban employment and residence in 'squatters' settlements, housing estates and barracks. They describe the historical, spatial and demographic development of the towns, and also discuss problematical aspects of indigenous participation in voluntary organizations, business, and urban government. Finally the authors compare Papua New Guinea to other parts of the world.

Urban development and form
Migration and the urban population
Security: primary social relationships in town
Social idioms in the wider urban field
Formal institutions in the wider urban field
Comparisons and conclusions
List of references
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ISBN: 9780521294102
ISBN-10: 052129410X
Series: African Studies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 4th June 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.26