Index
Airstrips, 14, 18, 55, 73, 74–77, 106, 107,
240
Anthropology, anthropologists: cargo
cults in, 172, 272 n.18; ethnography,
xvii–xx, 31–32, 252 n.7, 265 n.62, 272
nn.13, 14; interactions of, with con-
servation practitioners, xvi–xvii, 23,
112–13, 251 n.3; local cultural forms
deconstructed by, 168; on Melanesian
studies, 265 n.62, 269 n.2; modernity
and, 31, 112, 265 n.62; multiple tenses
used in, 21, 255 n.25; ngos and, 9; oth-
erness created by, xix, 127, 252 n.7, 272
n.16; political ecology and, 24–25, 255
n.26; on productions of culture, 168;
teaching of, 161, 162, 272 n.12
Appadurai, Arjun, 150, 162, 272 n.14
Asch, Timothy, 230
Auna, 79, 80, 262 n.36, 263 n.40
Bacon, Francis, 29
Bamford, Sandra, 57
Barker, Paul, 142
Barth, Fredrik, 259 n.9
Basso, Keith, 31
bcn (Biodiversity Conservation Net-
work): assessment of, 257 n.15; Bio-
diversity Support Group and, 40;
commodification of nature and, 43;
conservation-as-development and, 78;
independent variables identified by, 41,
257 n.17; project funding and, 38–41,
145, 186–87; us-aep and, 40, 257
n.16
Belsky, Jill, 36
Benjamin, Walter, 252 n.5
Berndt, Ronald, 260 n.14
Biersack, Aletta, 24, 59
Big-man status, 66, 119, 143, 164
Bilum, 18, 200–212, 274 n.10
Bino, Robert, 232–33, 240
Biodiversity: community, 35; conserva-
tion interventions and, 24, 25; conser-
vation practitioners on, 162, 179–80;
consumer markets and, 40; eagles as
symbol of, 212; economic development
and, 38–39; land use and, 175–76; peo-
ple as threats to, 168–69, 174–79
Birds: cassowaries, 63, 65, 99; com-
modification of, 2–3, 199, 212; eagles,
189–94, 212; gendering of, 99; killing
of, 130, 133; mythology of, 83–84, 84–
87, 263 nn.45, 46; soul or life force and,
270 n.7
Birds of paradise, 37; commercial value of,
4; commodification of, 1–4, 237; flute
myths and, 89, 263 n.42; hunting of,
128–29; kore housed in, 130; male ini-
tiation rites and, 81, 82; naturalists’
interest in, 2–3; plumage of, 2, 3, 134
Blinko√, Robert Ira, 197
Booth, Steve and Kristi, 142
Bopoyana. See Crater Mountain
Braun, Bruce, 151
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