Dan Jorgensen
Department of Anthropology

      

The University of Western Ontario
Publications | Teaching | Home

Independence Celebrations
16th September 1975

 

Selected Abstracts, Papers and Presentations to Professional Meetings

Papers since 2000:

2000 The Melanesian Way, the legibility of tradition and the politics of identity in a Papua New Guinea mining project. Paper presented at the Conference on Problems and Perspectives on Customary Land Tenure and Registration in Australia and Papua New Guinea, Brisbane.

2003a Changing minds: hysteria and the history of spirit mediumship in Telefolmin. Paper presented at the meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Vancouver, B.C.

2003b Legibility and practical politics: place-making and forged identities in a Papua New Guinea mining project. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Ill.

2004a Killing the mine and saving the river? Environmentalism and mine closure at Ok Tedi. Presented at the meetings of the Canadian Anthropological Society, London, Ont.

2004b Mine closure at Ok Tedi – perspectives from the hinterland. Seminar presented in the Resource Management Asia-Pacific Program, Australian National University.

2005 Issues and priorities for mine closure research in the Ok Tedi region. Presentation at workshop on mine closure at the meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Kauai, HI.

2006a What does sustainability sustain? Planners' visions and hinterland aspirations for life after Ok Tedi. Paper delivered at the meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, San Diego, CA.

2006b World-making, world-breaking: Third Wave evangelism and the politics of the global in Papua New Guinea. Paper presented in the Department of Anthropology, Trent University.

2006c The rentier state, the mining company, and the Green International: on the ethnography of enclave projects in Papua New Guinea. Paper delivered at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA.

2007 Sustainability and food security: traveling discourses and mine closure planning at Ok Tedi. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C.

Papers prior to 2000:

1972 An example of Smallest Space Analysis in the regional study of kinship terminologies. Read at the meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, Oregon.

1976 The Telefolmin village: now you see it, now you don't. Read at the meetings of the Northwest Anthropological Association, Ellensburg, Washington.

1977 Levels and chaining in Telefol myth. Read at the Colloque France-Canada III (Semiotica), Laval, Quebec.

1978 On not knowing in Telefolmin. Read at the meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, London, Ontario.

1979a Researchers' responsibilities and determining the relevance of anthropological work for local needs. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Papua New Guinea.

1979b Getting kicked by the Holy Spirit and the secret of the soccer ball. Read at the meetings of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies, Vancouver, B.C.

1980 Why women can't eat red birds: tabu and belief in Telefolmin. Read at the meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1982a Entropy and mortality in Telefolmin. Department of Anthropology, York University.

1982b Secrets and seances in Telefolmin. Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia.

1983a From copra contracts to copper mining: a history of development in the Sepik headwaters. Read at the 15th Pacific Science Congress, Dunedin, New Zealand.

1983b Intertextuality in Telefol myth: a preliminary sketch. Read at the meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, New Harmony, Indiana.

1985 Absentees and affluence: labour migration and village life in Telefolmin. Read at meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Salem, Mass.

1986a Copper and kapa in Telefolmin. Presented to the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.

1986b The costs of affluence: personal and social pathologies in a New Guinea society. Presented to the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, University of Western Ontario.

1987 The Ok Tedi copper development and village life in the Sepik headwaters of Papua New Guinea. Presented to the seminar on development, Department of Politics and Sociology, University of Western Ontario.

1988a Nurturing, killing, and the flow of life: the logic of Telefol food rules. Read at the meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Savannah GA.

1988b Counter-orders and anti-egypticism in Telefol culture. Read at the meetings of the American Ethnological Society, St. Louis MO.

1989 Cosmology, social change, and concepts of accountability. Presented to the Department of Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington.

1990 Production and the aims of exchange: Telefol crop regimes in historical perspective. Read at the symposium on "The Mek and Their Neighbours," sponsored by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Seewiesen/Andechs, Bavaria.

1991 Recent developments in the anthropological study of narrative. Presented to the Department of Modern Languages, University of Western Ontario.

1992a Rebaibal in retrospect. Presented at the meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, New Orleans, LA.

1992b Drawing lines: provincial boundaries, ethnic identity and the Ok Tedi project. Read at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA. [Also presented to the Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester.]

1993c (with K. Barlow) Logging in the southwest Pacific. Special information session at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C.

1994 Mining, the state, and landowners in Papua New Guinea. Presented to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph.

1995 Variations in Melanesian social structures and our approaches to them. Presentation for the convening of the College de l'Encyclopedie de la Melanesie, Quebec, P.Q.

1997 Attracteur: Cochon. Workshop presentation for the ECHO project, C.N.R.S. Marseilles.

1998 Pigs and hyperlinks. Paper presented at the meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Pensacola, Fla.


 

.