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How educated PNG youth perceive western power

Watson, Amanda H. A. (2008) How educated PNG youth perceive western power. Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, 8, pp. 104-118.

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Abstract

This paper examines how educated Papua New Guinean youth perceive Western countries, and in particular their level of power. The educated youth studied in this paper come from across Papua New Guinea. They stem from a wide range of geographical and cultural settings. University students are the research subjects as these are the educated, privileged young people who will most likely move into positions of influence. Given this group's comparative educational advantage, this paper assesses their level of knowledge about international events and systems. This paper then examines the young people's perspective on the West by focusing on two cases: the United States of America, and Australia. Particular international news events, such as the war in Iraq, are examined, in order to provide specific insights into the dominant perceptions shared by the students. The influence that media consumption may have on these perceptions is explored. Methods of investigation include questionnaires and focus groups.

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ID Code: 14400
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Papua New Guinea youth media cross, cultural perception power
ISSN: 1814-0351
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Amanda H. A. Watson
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 16:38

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