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After the Melanesian Way – initial thoughts for discussion

By Andrew Moutu 19/04/2010 Newly independent nations often encounter a curious tension between ‘tradition’ and ‘modernity’ which results in an ideological dilemma that carries the dual charge of essentialism and epochalism. Essentialism suppresses temporality by exhibiting the assumption that the world of reality is situated in an unchanging primordial ontology which however neglects the specific […]