(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1980)

Document title

Articulation, dissolution and migration: the partial integration of Hube area, Papua New Guinea

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Analysis of a region's integration into the world capitalist system, emphasizing the means and evolution of articulation of precapitalist with capitalist modes of production. The present condition of the Hube area of Papua New Guinea is explained in terms of articulation, dissolution of the original system, and emigration of the displaced resources (labour and capital). The decisive dissolution of the original system's values and ideology was achieved by Christian missionaries. The Pacific war brought a greater presence of secular administrators. Popular desire for economic and material advancement was expressed in millenarian movements, adoption of coffee growing and large-scale migration to towns. Hube residents and migrants have to cope with a partially dissolved subsistence system and a tenuous position on the margins of the introduced capitalist system.


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 71, no5 [pp. 285-294]

Bibliographic references : 46 réf.



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