Dan Jorgensen
Department of Anthropology

      

The University of Western Ontario

Beksep and relatives relaxing
on their veranda

Recent Publications  •  Mining and Local Life  • Telefol Culture and Christianity
General or Comparative Pieces  •   Traditional Telefol Culture  •   Special Journal Issues

Recent Publications
 

2007 Changing minds: hysteria and the history of spirit mediumship in Telefolmin. In: _The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond,_ J. Barker, ed., pp. 113-130. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.


2007 Clan-finding and clan-making: legibility and the politics of identity in a Papua New Guinea mining project. In: Customary Land Tenure and Registration in Indigenous Australia and Papua New Guinea, James Weiner and Katie Glaskin, eds., pp. 57-72. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Environment Monographs, ANU E-Press.     [ Available electronically HERE ]
 

2006 Hinterland history: the Ok Tedi mine and its cultural consequences in Telefolmin. The Contemporary Pacific 18(2):233-263.
 

2005 Third Wave evangelism and the politics of the global in Papua New Guinea: spiritual warfare and the recreation of place in Telefolmin. Oceania 75(4):444-461.
 

2004 Who and what is a landowner? Mythology and marking the ground in a Papua New Guinea mining project. In: Mining and Indigenous Lifeworlds in Australia and Papua New Guinea, A. Rumsey and J. Weiner, eds., pp. 68-100. Wantage (UK): Sean Kingston Publishing [reprinted from original article in Anthropological Forum 7(4):599-628].
 

2002 The Invention of Culture, Magalim, and the Holy Spirit. Social Analysis 46(1):69-79.
 

2001 History and the genealogy of myth. Paideuma: Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde 47:103-128.

 

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Mining and Local Life
 

1981 Life on the fringe: history and society in Telefolmin. In: The Plight of Peripheral People in Papua New Guinea, R. Gordon, ed., pp. 59-79. Cambridge (MA): Cultural Survival.
 

1990 Placing the past and moving the present: myth and contemporary history in Telefolmin. Culture 10(2):47-56.
 

1993 Money and marriage in Telefolmin. In: The Business of Marriage, R. Marksbury, ed., pp. 57-82. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
 

1994 Mineral development, environmental degradation, and human rights. In: Who Pays the Price? Development and Human Rights, B. Johnston, ed., pp. 86-98. Washington: Island Press. (with B. Johnston)
 

1996 Regional history and ethnic identity in the hub of New Guinea: the emergence of the Min. In: Regional Histories in the Western Pacific, J. Barker and D. Jorgensen, eds., pp. 189-210. Oceania Special Issue, Vol. 66, No. 3.
 

1997 Who and what is a landowner? Mythology and marking the ground in a PNG mining project. Anthropological Forum 7(4):599-628.
 

1998 Whose nature? Invading bush spirits, travelling ancestors and mining in Telefolmin. In: Identity, Nature and Culture: Sociality and Environment in Melanesia, S. Bamford, ed., pp. 100-116. Social Analysis Special Issue 42(3).
 

2002 Who and what is a landowner? Mythology and marking the ground in a Papua New Guinea mining project. In: Mining and Indigenous Lifeworlds in Australia and Papua New Guinea, A. Rumsey and J. Weiner, eds., pp. 68-100. Adelaide: Crawford House Publishing. [Reprinted version of 1997 Anthropological Forum article; subsequently reprinted by Sean Kingston Publishing, 2004.]
 

2006 Hinterland history: the Ok Tedi mine and its cultural consequences in Telefolmin. The Contemporary Pacific 18(2):233-263.
 

2007 Clan-finding and clan-making: legibility and the politics of identity in a Papua New Guinea mining project. In: Customary Land Tenure and Registration in Indigenous Australia and Papua New Guinea, James Weiner and Katie Glaskin, eds., pp. 57-72. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Environment Monographs, ANU E-Press.     [ Available electronically HERE ]
 

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Telefol culture and Christianity
 

1981 Life on the fringe: history and society in Telefolmin. In: The Plight of Peripheral People in Papua New Guinea, R. Gordon, ed., pp. 59-79. Cambridge (MA): Cultural Survival.
 

1996 Regional history and ethnic identity in the hub of New Guinea: the emergence of the Min. In: Regional Histories in the Western Pacific, J. Barker and D. Jorgensen, eds., pp. 189-210. Oceania Special Issue, Vol. 66, No. 3.
 

2001 History and the Genealogy of Myth in Telefolmin. Paideuma: Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde 47:103-128.
 

2002 The Invention of Culture, Magalim, and the Holy Spirit. Social Analysis 46(1):69-79.
 

2005 Third Wave evangelism and the politics of the global in Papua New Guinea: spiritual warfare and the recreation of place in Telefolmin. Oceania 75(4):444-461.
 

2007 Changing minds: hysteria and the history of spirit mediumship in Telefolmin. In: _The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond,_ J. Barker, ed., pp. 113-130. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.
 

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General or comparative pieces
 

1983 The facts of life, Papua New Guinea style. In: Concepts of Conception: Procreation Ideologies in Papua New Guinea, D. Jorgensen, ed., pp. 1-12. Mankind Special Issue, Vol. 14, No. 1.
 

1987 Oceanic religions: history of study. In: The Encyclopedia of Religion, M. Eliade, ed., Vol. 11, pp. 49-53. New York: Macmillan.
 

1991 Big men, great men and women: alternate logics of gender difference. In: Big Men and Great Men: Personifications of Power in Melanesia, M. Godelier and M. Strathern, eds., pp. 256-71. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 

1994 Locating the divine in Melanesia. Anthropology and Humanism 19(2):130-7.
 

1994 Pacific peoples in the modern world. In: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Humankind: Traditional Peoples Today, G. Burenhult, ed., pp. 99-120. New York: American Museum of Natural History.
 

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Traditional Telefol culture
 

1980 What's in a name? The meaning of meaninglessness in Telefolmin. Ethos 8:349- 66.
 

1983 The clear and the hidden: person, self and suicide among the Telefolmin of Papua New Guinea. Omega: the Journal of Death and Dying 14(2):113-26.
 

1983 Mirroring nature? Men's and women's models of conception in Telefolmin. In: Concepts of Conception: Procreation Ideologies in Papua New Guinea, D. Jorgensen, ed., pp. 57-65. Mankind Special Issue, Vol. 14, No. 1.
 

1985 Femsep's last garden: a Telefol response to mortality. In: Aging and Its Transformations: Moving Toward Death in Pacific Societies, D.E.A. Counts and D. Counts, eds., pp. 207-26. New York: University Press of America.
 

1990 Secrecy's turns. Canberra Anthropology 13:40-7.
 

1990 The Telefolip and the architecture of ethnic identity in the Sepik headwaters. In: The Children of Afek, B. Craig and D. Hyndman, eds., pp. 151-60. Sydney: Oceania Monographs.
 

1991 Big men, great men and women: alternate logics of gender difference. In: Big Men and Great Men: Personifications of Power in Melanesia, M. Godelier and M. Strathern, eds., pp. 256-71. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 

1991 Telefolmin. In: Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 2: Oceania, T. Hays, ed., pp. 321-4. Boston: G.K. Hall.
 

1991 Echidna and kuyaam: classification and anomalous animals in Telefolmin. Journal of the Polynesian Society 100:365-80.
 

1994 Locating the divine in Melanesia. Anthropology and Humanism 19(2):130-7.
 

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Special Journal Issues Edited
 

1983 [ed.] Concepts of Conception: Procreation Ideologies in Papua New Guinea. Mankind Special Issue, Vol. 14, No. 1.
 

1996 [ed., with John Barker] Regional Histories in the Western Pacific. Oceania Special Issue, Vol. 66, No. 3.