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Indigenous well - being and development: connections to large - scale mining and tourism in the Pacific

Richardson, Emma and Hughes, Emma and McLennan, Sharon and Meo-Sewabu, Litea (2019) Indigenous well - being and development: connections to large - scale mining and tourism in the Pacific. The Contemporary Pacific, 31 (1). pp. 1-34. ISSN 1043-898X

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    Abstract

    This article examines examples of indigenous conceptions of well-being and locally meaningful forms of community development in the Pacific and considers how these coincide, or collide, with development driven by the private sector. The focus is on indigenous communities who live in the vicinity of large multinational corporations, using case studies from Papua New Guinea and Fiji. We investigate how communities' perceptions of well-being intersect with the concept of development as it emanates from the private sector. In order to do this, we explore how communities perceive well-being, what materializes as being significant to its achievement, and what this means in the presence of international capital. Ultimately the purpose of investigating these concepts is to establish a point of reference for considering the effectiveness and value of corporate community development intervention from a community perspective.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Dr Litea Meo-Sewabu
    Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 11:47
    Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 11:47
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11634
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