Tradition Vs Modernity in Papua New Guinea
Date: 11:45 am | Saturday 8 October 2011
Venue: Elder Hall
Carol Kidu will reflect on the disconnect between tradition and modernity in a culturally diverse nation facing differential rates of change. Many societies that have survived for centuries in traditional time-warps are now coming face to face with the bulldozers of the global corporate world. Parallel with this complex macro-interface is another layer of sub-national complexity with the interface of diverse cultures in the melting pot of modern Papua New Guinea. Feelings of uncertainty are probably the norm for the majority and planning for the impact of that uncertainty is a challenge at all levels of society.