Infrastructure Idols: Portraits and Paradigms of Development under Special Autonomy in Papua
Klappentext im Original:
„The essays in this book invite us to consider how the accelerated development of infrastructure in Papua has been idolized while leaving serious problems in its wake. Tanah Papua is not empty land. In all corners of the Land of Papua, indigenous people have lived, grown, built communities and constructed culture. They continue in their struggle to survive to this day; their strong historical and customary ties to their environment continue, even as they are gradually eroded by inevitable social changes.
This book raises the threat of social death faced by Papuan people. They are confronted by infrastructure idols that destroy the institutions and values which underpin their identity and even their human sovereignty. It entices the reader to critically reflect on this struggle, and what must be done for these communities to regain control of their lives.“