Remaking Micronesia Discourses over Development in a Pacific Territory, 1944-1982

ISBN-10: 0824820118

ISBN-13: 9780824820114

Edition: 1998

Authors: David L. Hanlon

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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 3/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

As the Frigate Bird Flies
American Ideology in the Postwar Period
Economics as Culture
Development as a Discourse of Domination
The Counterhegemonic Dimensions of Underdevelopment
A Different Plan for Examining Economic Development in Micronesia
Beginning to Remake Micronesia
War and Its Representations
The Politics of Relief and Restoration
Other and Earlier Histories of Economic Development
Military Government: September 1945 to July 1947
Belaboring Micronesians
Development Aside
"Mild Benevolence" as Strategic Denial
Strategic Developments
The Navy's Trust Territory
The Island Trading Company
The Colonial Culture of Agriculture
The Colonizing Politics of Conservation
Very Telling Stories
Countering Development: The Case of Angaur
Savings as First Fruits in Chuuk
The Role of Cooperatives in the Colonization of Micronesia
"Our Work in Your Islands": The End of the Naval Administration
"Planning Micronesia's Future"
The First Plan
The "Wisdom" of Solomon and Nathan, Too
Modernization Theory as Bourgeois Realism
Other Plans, Other Planners
The Peace Corps in Paradise
More Than a Living
Losing Big
The Battle of Map
Congressing over Development
Gramsci and Guha in Micronesia
The Beginnings of the Congress of Micronesia
Planning First
Consciousness and Criticism in the Congress of Micronesia
Dreaming the Future
Differing over Development
Silent Voices Heard in Chuuk
Dependency? It Depends
Money for the West, Kinship to the "Rest"
"Money for Nothing and Your Frozen Chickens for Free"
The Reach of U.S. Federal Programs in American Micronesia
The Politics of Feeding
Having Their "Cake of Custom" and Eating It Too?
Dumping on Ebeye
Metaphor as a Way of Getting to Ebeye
Beyond Metaphor
Ebeye, 1978
Home, Home on the Kwajalein Missile Range
Colonial Perceptions and Prescriptions
Local and Conflicting Agencies
The Future as a Foreign Country?
The Continuing Story of Etao
The End of History for the Edge of Paradise?
Ending History?
The Compact as a "Mechanism" of Continuing Domination
Debating the Terms of Endowment
Touring the Edge of Paradise
Beyond Ends and Edges: Recalculating Economic Development
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