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An Overview of Indigenous Peoples and Minority Rights in the Pacific

Joshua Castellinoa and David Keane

in Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574827
eISBN:
9780191594441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574827.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter begins with a historical overview of the Pacific Islands. It then discusses Pacific and international law and minority rights in the Pacific.


Imperial Flotsam? The British in the Pacific Islands

Bronwen Douglas

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0024
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter links contemporary British Imperial and colonial texts, produced in and about Oceania, to histories of British activities in the Pacific generally and in Britain’s Pacific Empire, ... More


In the shadow of the megafauna: prehistoric mammal and bird extinctions across the Holocene

Samuel T. Turvey

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Huge numbers of prehistoric vertebrate extinctions and large-scale range contractions have been documented throughout the Holocene. Evidence for direct human involvement in these extinctions and ... More


Where the Missionary Frontier Ran Ahead of Empire

John Barker

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the areas where the Christian missionary movement ran ahead of the colonization efforts of the British Empire. In the 1790s newly formed British mission societies began sending ... More


Islands That Vanished Long Ago

Patrick D. Nunn

in Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832193
eISBN:
9780824870188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832193.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses those islands in the Pacific that were formerly emergent but are now submerged. It focuses exclusively on those islands that were submerged before humans settled the region in ... More


Mythical Continents of the Pacific

Patrick D. Nunn

in Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832193
eISBN:
9780824870188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832193.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses accounts of mythical continents in the Pacific, which have almost no basis in fact, being largely a result of incorrect inferences or the products of people's imaginations. These ... More


Gender on the Edge: Identities, Politics, Transformations

Kalissa Alexeyeff and Niko Besnier

in Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the variety of ways in which gender is on the edge and the paradox of being on the edge: edginess of gender is both a position of power and one of marginality. Focusing on the ... More


History of Paleopathology in the Pacific

Michael Pietrusewsky and Michele Toomay Douglas

in The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0063
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the history of paleopathology in the Pacific, highlighting key individuals who have contributed to the study of disease in this vast ocean world. Unlike other regions covered ... More


The First Pacific Seafarers

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the characteristics of the first Pacific seafarers. The peoples of the Pacific Islands have a history of early long-distance seafaring that is unrivaled anywhere in the world; ... More


Remaking Pacific Pasts: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Theater from Oceania

Diana Looser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839765
eISBN:
9780824869564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839765.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Remaking Pacific Pasts offers the first full-length comparative study of recent drama and theatre in Oceania. It opens with a general introduction to the field of Pacific Islands theatre produced ... More


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