In Memory of Times to Come: Ironies of History in Southeastern Papua New Guinea
In Memory of Times to Come: Ironies of History in Southeastern Papua New Guinea by Melissa Demian ’93 draws on 20 years of research by the social anthropologist on the Suau people who encountered the leading edge of missionization and colonialism in Papua New Guinea and were active participants in the Second World War. (Berghahn, 2021)
Melissa Demian is a senior lecturer in social anthropology at the University of St Andrews. She has conducted research in Papua New Guinea for more than 20 years, and has published on the topics of customary law, legal pluralism, legal history, child adoption, narratives of cultural loss and cultural patrimony, gender, and urbanization.