By Robert J. Foster
"Foster exhibits us how probably banal actions like creating a telephone name, chewing betel nut, observing a Coke advertisement can provide vital insights into the ways that the state is developed, materialized or contested."—Orvar Löfgren, writer of On vacation: A background of Vacationing
Why, within the present period of globalization, does nationality stay a huge size of non-public and collective identities? In Materializing the kingdom, Robert J. Foster argues that the contested strategy of state making in Papua New Guinea unfolds not just via equipped politics but in addition via mundane engagements with commodities and mass media. He bargains a considerate critique of contemporary ways to nationalism and intake and an ethnographic point of view on constructs of the country present in reputable coverage records, letters to the editor, institution textbooks, tune lyrics, ads, and different fabrics. This quantity will entice readers attracted to the hyperlinks between nationalism, intake, and media, in Melanesia and elsewhere.
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Materializing the Nation: Commodities, Consumption, and Media in Papua New Guinea by Robert J. Foster