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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


Kailiopio and the Tropicbird: Life and Labor on a Guano Island

Gregory Rosenthal

in Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295063
eISBN:
9780520967960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295063.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Another front of extractive industry in the 1850s and 1860s was guano mining. Kailiopio was one of approximately one thousand Native Hawaiian men who worked on remote equatorial Pacific Islands ... 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


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


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


Politicians and Antipoliticians

Jack Corbett

in Being Political: Leadership and Democracy in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841027
eISBN:
9780824869427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841027.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Sets out the puzzle by exploring how politicians, who were once heroes of independence, have become increasingly associated with malaise and despair. It considers this shift in the context of the ... More


Death, Taxes, and Tobacco Control

Mac Marshall

in Drinking Smoke: The Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836856
eISBN:
9780824871123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836856.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter asserts tobacco has become a major cause of death and disability in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs), especially over the past century, as industrially manufactured ... More


Introduction

Peter Larmour

in Interpreting Corruption: Culture and Politics in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835149
eISBN:
9780824869519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835149.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter presents the main themes and arguments for a study into corruption in the Pacific Islands. It discusses the complicated meanings of the term “corruption” and the differing ... More


Telling Tales Out of School: Sia Figiel and Indigenous Knowledge in Pacific Islands Literature

Judith Raiskin

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the atavistic elements of colonial mythmaking and the intransigence of the fantasies continuing to influence both the imaginations of Americans and Europeans and the lives of ... More


Vanishing Islands: Processes of Island Disappearance Witnessed by Humans

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/9780824832193.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the processes by which islands are disappearing, as observed by people. It discusses islands that disappeared as a result of sea-level rise; island-flank collapses witnessed by ... More


Pacific Commercial Shipowners

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/9780824832391.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on the arrival of commercial trading and whaling ships in the Pacific Islands and the adoption of European commercial practices by paramount chiefs. The government-sponsored ... More


Interpreting Corruption: Culture and Politics in the Pacific Islands

Peter Larmour

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835149
eISBN:
9780824869519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835149.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Corruption is a popular topic in the Pacific Islands. Politicians are accused of it and campaign against it. Fiji's coup leaders vowed to clean it up. Several countries have “leadership codes” ... More


Sailors, Myths, and Traditions

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/9780824832391.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter compares the seafaring traditions, myths, and beliefs held by Pacific islanders and other sailors in the past and present. There are numerous metaphorical legends in the Pacific Islands ... More


Under Foreign Sail

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/9780824832391.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the complexity of the modern international employment of Pacific seafarers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by focusing on foreign ships on which they served. It first ... More


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