Political life writing in Papua New Guinea: what, who, why?

Ritchie, Jonathan 2015, Political life writing in Papua New Guinea: what, who, why?. In Corbett, Jack and Lal, Brij V. (ed), Political life writing in the Pacific: reflections on practice, ANU Press, Acton, A.C.T., pp.13-31.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Political life writing in Papua New Guinea: what, who, why?
Author(s) Ritchie, JonathanORCID iD for Ritchie, Jonathan orcid.org/0000-0001-6105-6081
Title of book Political life writing in the Pacific: reflections on practice
Editor(s) Corbett, Jack
Lal, Brij V.
Publication date 2015
Start page 13
End page 31
Total pages 19
Publisher ANU Press
Place of Publication Acton, A.C.T.
Summary This book aims to reflect on the experiential side of writing political lives in the Pacific region. The collection touches on aspects of the life writing art that are particularly pertinent to political figures: public perception and ideology; identifying important political successes and policy initiatives; grappling with issues like corruption and age-old political science questions about leadership and ‘dirty hands’. These are general themes but they take on a particular significance in the Pacific context and so the contributions explore these themes in relation to patterns of colonisation and the memory of independence; issues elliptically captured by terms like ‘culture’ and ‘tradition’; the nature of ‘self’ presented in Pacific life writing; and the tendency for many of these texts to be written by ‘outsiders’, or at least the increasingly contested nature of what that term means.
ISBN 9781925022605
Language eng
Field of Research 160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Socio Economic Objective 940203 Political Systems
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2015, ANU Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074947

Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 443 Abstract Views, 19 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 11:22:14 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.