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1. Jackson, Guy. The influence of emergency food aid on the causal disaster vulnerability of remote Indigenous food systems: a case study of the Bedamuni of Western Province, Papua New Guinea.

Degree: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2020, University of Queensland

Disasters are the result of a vulnerable socioecological system interacting with a hazard. Causal – or the root causes of – vulnerability relates to historical and contemporary social, economic, political, cultural, and biophysical processes and factors, and human and institutional actors that increase the susceptibility of socioecological systems. Indigenous cultures throughout Papua New Guinea survived and flourished over millennia despite recurrent exposure to hazards such as El Niño-caused droughts and frosts, earthquakes, and flooding, which indicates high resilience. However, over the last century these same hazards are leading to reports of widespread hunger and the distribution of emergency food aid. The distribution of emergency food aid feeds into an existing narrative that Indigenous cultures’ food systems are, and have always been, vulnerable to disasters. However, the survival of these cultures over thousands of years suggests otherwise. It is therefore critical to explore whether the causal disaster vulnerability of Indigenous food systems is increasing over time and what processes and factors are, or are not, driving this vulnerability.In addition to identifying the wider historical and contemporary drivers of disaster vulnerability, this thesis aims to explore how emergency food aid influences the causal disaster vulnerability of Indigenous food systems. This is achieved through a case study of the extremely remote Bedamuni of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Fieldwork took place over three months in mid-2018 within 25 Bedamuni villages. I used a variety of established (e.g., ethnographic observation and notetaking, interviews) and novel (e.g., 31 ‘longhouse stories’ lasting 1-3h) qualitative data gathering methods with the assistance of local research assistants. Despite limited interaction with colonial government patrols in the 1940s and 1950s, first sustained contact with the Australian Territory of Papua and New Guinea occurred in 1962. As such, many elders who were young men and women at first contact contributed to this research. Emergency food aid was first distributed after the 1997 El Niño and has been distributed after two major events since then. This case study provides an opportunity to empirically explore the influences of colonisation, missionisation, capitalism, and emergency food aid on the causal disaster vulnerability of the Bedamuni food system.The thesis first develops and justifies the core concepts utilised throughout. This includes conceptualising food systems as a form of socioecological system, developing a framework to understand the causal disaster vulnerability of Indigenous food systems, and demonstrating how emergency food aid can be considered as a potential driver of vulnerability. Drivers, including but beyond emergency food aid, are taken to be any exogenous or endogenous processes which intentionally or unintentionally durably alter food system activities and outcomes. Before turning to the Bedamuni case study, the multidisciplinary literature is reviewed to…

Subjects/Keywords: Food aid; Disaster; Vulnerability; Food system; Socioecological; Indigenous; Papua New Guinea; Bedamuni; 1601 Anthropology; 1604 Human Geography; 1608 Sociology

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APA (6th Edition):

Jackson, G. (2020). The influence of emergency food aid on the causal disaster vulnerability of remote Indigenous food systems: a case study of the Bedamuni of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. (Thesis). University of Queensland. Retrieved from https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:c3d6353/s43030385_phd_thesis.pdf ; https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:c3d6353

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jackson, Guy. “The influence of emergency food aid on the causal disaster vulnerability of remote Indigenous food systems: a case study of the Bedamuni of Western Province, Papua New Guinea.” 2020. Thesis, University of Queensland. Accessed October 25, 2020. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:c3d6353/s43030385_phd_thesis.pdf ; https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:c3d6353.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jackson, Guy. “The influence of emergency food aid on the causal disaster vulnerability of remote Indigenous food systems: a case study of the Bedamuni of Western Province, Papua New Guinea.” 2020. Web. 25 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Jackson G. The influence of emergency food aid on the causal disaster vulnerability of remote Indigenous food systems: a case study of the Bedamuni of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Queensland; 2020. [cited 2020 Oct 25]. Available from: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:c3d6353/s43030385_phd_thesis.pdf ; https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:c3d6353.

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Council of Science Editors:

Jackson G. The influence of emergency food aid on the causal disaster vulnerability of remote Indigenous food systems: a case study of the Bedamuni of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. [Thesis]. University of Queensland; 2020. Available from: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:c3d6353/s43030385_phd_thesis.pdf ; https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:c3d6353

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