Voyaging Through the Contemporary Pacific

ISBN-10: 0742500446
ISBN-13: 9780742500440
Edition: 2000
List price: $119.00
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Description: As new nations emerge in the Pacific Islands region, political change is everywhere. This volume brings together a diverse range of analysis and commentary that aim to challenge simplistic paradigms of area study.

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Book details

List price: $119.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/8/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

As new nations emerge in the Pacific Islands region, political change is everywhere. This volume brings together a diverse range of analysis and commentary that aim to challenge simplistic paradigms of area study.

Acknowledgments
Map of the Pacific Islands
Introduction
Re-Imagining the Pacific
Framing the Islands: Knowledge and Power in Changing Australian Images of the "South Pacific"
Indigenous Knowledge and Empowerment: Rural Development Examined from Within
Bikinis and other s/pacific n/oceans
The Ocean in Us
The Politics and Poetics of History
History "in" the Pacific
Simply Chamorro: Telling Tales of Demise and Survival in Guam
"In Order to Win Their Friendship": Renegotiating First Contact
Active Agents versus Passive Victims: Decolonized Historiography or Problematic Paradigm?
Cultural Politics
Creating the Past: Custom and Identity in the Contemporary Pacific
Natives and Anthropologists: The Colonial Struggle
Reply to Trask
Text Bites and the R-Word: The Politics of Representing Scholarship
Specters of Inauthenticity
The Sin at Awarua
Cultural Media(tions)
In Whose Face? An Essay on the Work of Alan Duff
Romanticizing Colonialism: Power and Pleasure in Jane Campion's
Radio and the Redefinition of Kastom in Vanuatu
Pacific-Based Virtual Communities: Rotuma on the World Wide Web
Credits
Index
About the Editors and Contributors

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