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19 July 2021 | dataset

EXOGENOUS CULTURAL CHANGE IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE GENERATIONAL CHANGE: THE CASE FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The University of Papua New Guinea is a Premier University established in 1965. It is located Main Campus, Waigani, National Capital District, Medical Campus, Taurama, National Capital District and Open College Campuses, 20 of the 21 Provinces of Papua New Guinea
Schools: Schools of Business and Public Policy, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Natural and Physical Sciences
Open and Flexible learning programs in 20 provinces, and Franchise arrangements
Number of programs currently on offer: 103
Enrolment per year: 11-12 thousand students
Average graduates per year: 1,500
Origins of students: Papua New Guineans, South Pacific Islanders, Asians, Africans, and Europeans.

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An analysis of cultural change and generation gaps in the local community of the Nungon ethnic group in the state of Papua New Guinea will be the subject of the study. This ethnic group came into contact with Europeans for the first time in the mid-1930s. The pace of cultural changes within the community has been gradually increasing. For example, the local animistic cult has been replaced with Christianity, school attendance has been introduced in the villages of Nungon, travel opportunities have become more accessible, and as the mobile signal has recently been introduced, Nungon residents can now connect to the internet and access information about the globalised world. Those who remember the colonial period still live in the community and many of them are still illiterate, with only limited knowledge of Pidgin English, the lingua franca of Papua New Guinea. On the other hand, the youngest generation can study in cities or experiment with social media and share information there. The aim of the paper is not only to show intergenerational differences, but also to document the local history and its ties to particular generations and show the role the generational memory played in illiterate societies
with unwritten history. The only existing written and photographic documents were created by colonial officers. The study will show the transformation of the Nungon community from the time of photographs kept in boxes to the youngest generation, which keeps photographs in mobile phones and shares them on social media.

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Generation change

An analysis of cultural change and generation…

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Publisher University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG)
Modified 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021
Identifier 5bb6e624-9ff3-4a63-9fa8-a934879f4169
License Public
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