Globalization and Culture Change in the Pacific Islands

ISBN-10: 0130421731

ISBN-13: 9780130421739

Edition: 2003

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Description: For courses in Pacific Island (Oceania) Peoples and Cultures, Anthropology courses on Peoples of Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia and Development Studies courses on the impact of globalization. Bringing together top specialists in the anthropology of Oceania, this text offers insight into the major social, economic and political transformations that are taking place in Pacific Island societies. The authors present real-life cases of communities that are dealing with specific processes of globalization. The case studies reflect the many different cultural contexts of island societies as they formulate their own responses to various issues.

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Book details

List price: $128.80
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 493
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Introduction
The Global Imperative and Pacific Island Societies
Need the Pacific Always Be So Pacific?
Global Politics, Nation States
Crime and Tribal Warfare in Papua New Guinea
Fiji's Coups: The Politics of Representation and the Representation of Politics
Legal Pluralism in Pacific Island Societies
Stepping Stones to National Consciousness: The Solomon Islands Case
Print Advertising and Nation Making in Metropolitan Papua New Guinea
Global Economic Integration, Transnationalism and the Environment
Tongans Are All Connected: Tongan Transnationalism
Global Imperatives and Local Desires: Competing Economic and Environmental Interests in Melanesian Communities
Transnationalism and Transformation in Samoan Society, Cluny
Wave and Reflection: Charting
Market Highs: Alcohol, Drugs, and the Global Economy in Oceania
Recovering and Rebuilding After the Tsunami in Papua New Guinea: International Aid and Village Aspirations
The Meanings of Work in Contemporary Palau: Policy Implications of Globalization in the Pacific
Environmental Change, Economic Development, and Emigration in Tuvalu
Identities and Cultural Representations
Toward an Ethnographically Grounded Study of Modernity in Papua New Guinea
Placing Tahitian Identities: Rooted in Land and Enmeshed in Representations
The Impact of the Pacific War on Modern Micronesian Identity, Linnette Poyer
Tradition Sells: Identity Merchandise in the Island Pacific
Cannibalizing, Commodifying, or Creating Culture? Power and Art in Sepik River Tourism
Social Relations, Community, and Well-Being
Kilem Taem (Killing Time) in a Postcolonial Town: Young People and Settlements in Port
South Seas Confidential: The Politics of Interethnic Relationships in Colonial
Pushing Children Up: Maternal Obligation, Health and Illness in the
Transformation of Person and Place on Enewetak and Ujelang Atoll
Global Local Religions
Between Earth and Heaven: Living in the Last Missionary Frontier
Converted Worlds, Converted Lives: History and Opposition in Agarabi Adventism
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