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
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
Exile is a word that signifies the forced physical expulsion from a place without the permission to return. For many, the idea of exile conjures an image of being removed from society and being abandoned on an uncharted island as commonly depicted in novels and movies. Exile has come to mean something different in the… Continue reading