By Robert J. Foster
"Foster indicates us how doubtless banal actions like creating a mobilephone name, chewing betel nut, observing a Coke advertisement can provide vital insights into the ways that the state is built, materialized or contested."—Orvar Löfgren, writer of On vacation: A background of Vacationing
Why, within the present period of globalization, does nationality stay an enormous size of non-public and collective identities? In Materializing the kingdom, Robert J. Foster argues that the contested technique of kingdom making in Papua New Guinea unfolds not just via prepared politics but additionally via mundane engagements with commodities and mass media. He bargains a considerate critique of contemporary methods to nationalism and intake and an ethnographic standpoint on constructs of the state present in legit coverage files, letters to the editor, tuition textbooks, music lyrics, ads, and different fabrics. This quantity will entice readers drawn 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