Journal Article Review of Rooney, M. N. (2021). “We Want Development”: Land and Water (Dis) connections in Port Moresby, Urban Papua New Guinea.
Living in an informal settlement is common in Oceania. High rates of rural-urban migration and poor housing policy forces many to live on customary land on the peripheries of the Oceanic city. There is a great variance in how life is experienced within informal settlements in Oceania, however, informal settlement residents across the region have… Continue readingATS Settlement, Citizenship, Customary Land Tenure, Development Discourse, Eda Ranu, Education, Field of Residential Affairs, Fiji, Informal Settlement, Infrastructural Citizenship, Infrastructural Co-production, Infrastructural Equity, Infrastructure, Land, Lefebvre, Materiality, Moral Economy, National Capital District Commission (NCDC), Oceania, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Right to the City, Urban Village, Water
Journal Article Review of Rousseau, B., & Taylor, J. P. (2012). Kastom Ekonomi and the Subject of Self-Reliance.
This week we discussed Rousseau and Taylor’s (2012) article “Kastom Ekonomi and the Subject of Self-Reliance”. This is a particularly pertinent topic to discuss during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oceanic communities disconnected to the rest of the world due to border shut downs have been turning to the traditional economy to get by. For many (although… Continue readingCash Economy, evaluative dualism, Fiji, gift economy, Informal Settlement, Kastom Economy, Kastom Ekonomi, Modernity, Papua New Guinea, Ralph Regenvanu, relational economy, Self-Reliance, Soicalization of Money, Traditional economy, Vanuatu, Vanuatu National Self Reliance Strategy 2020, Year of the Traditional Economy
In a previous article I introduced the notion that exile is not an unfamiliar experience in Oceania, and that a new form of tacit island exile is emerging in Oceania. This form of exile is tacit in the sense that some inhabitants of rural islands are encouraged, but not explicitly forced, to migrate to informal… Continue reading