Body and Mind on the Move: Emplacement, Displacement, and Trans-placement in Highlands Papua New Guinea

Stewart, Pamela J. and Strathern, Andrew (2005) Body and Mind on the Move: Emplacement, Displacement, and Trans-placement in Highlands Papua New Guinea. Newsletter. Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, 27 205-217.


Author Stewart, Pamela J.
Strathern, Andrew
Title Body and Mind on the Move: Emplacement, Displacement, and Trans-placement in Highlands Papua New Guinea
Journal name Newsletter. Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies
Publication date 2005-03
Volume 27
Start page 205
End page 217
Total pages 13
Place of publication Taipei, Taiwan
Publisher Centre for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, Academia Sinica
Language eng
Subject 1601 Anthropology
Abstract Throughout history people have moved and migrated. The motivational drives influencing human movement (voluntary or forced) and the social and political accommodations that arise in response to movements continue to be fruitful and dynamic research topics. In this paper we point to historical experiences and perceptions of what we are calling trans-placements (i.e., the movement of individuals or collectives across, beyond, or through physical places and ideological spaces). We also look at the transformations that have occurred in the lives of those who have moved as well as those who have been left behind. Our examples are from Highlands Papua New Guinea, but the theoretical approach is one that can be suitably applied diverse geographical settings around the world today.
Additional Notes Revised version of the paper presented at the 18th Conference of International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), December 6-10, 2004, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, in the session “Transformations and Trans-placements: Mobilities in Pacific Islands”, organized by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern. We thank the organizers of the conference for their support to attend and participate in this conference.

 
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