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Tuvalu

Alexander Somoza

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific : A Data Handbook: Volume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249596
eISBN:
9780191600012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249598.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections held in Vanuatu since the introduction of self‐government in 1978. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Vanuatu's political history, ... More


Neverver: A Study of Language Vitality and Community Initiatives

Julie Barbour

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter outlines steps taken to develop vernacular literacy for the Neverver language of Malakula Island in Vanuatu. It first examines the current status of Neverver using a tool developed by ... More


Language Documentation in the West Austronesian World and Vanuatu: An Overview

Alexander K. Adelaar

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces the Austronesian languages, with emphasis on the languages of Western Austronesia and Vanuatu which are the focus of this book. It gives an overview of the Austronesian ... More


Preserving and Promoting Indigenous Languages in Vanuatu: Possibilities and Constraints

Hannah Vari‐Bogiri

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses approaches to the challenge of recording and supporting local languages in Vanuatu, a highly diverse and dispersed island chain with 110 languages. It outlines the language ... More


Paamese Serial Verbs

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

Using a case study this chapter discusses serial verbs in the Paamese language. The chapter attempts to describe all serial verb constructions that are used in the language, as well as a wide a range ... More


The Dissolution of Oceanic Serial Verbs

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

It is clear that serial verbs have not been entirely structurally stable, as reflected by the apparent loss of this pattern among Micronesian and Polynesian languages. This chapter examines the range ... More


The Trouble with Trousers: Gossip, Kastom, and Sexual Culture in Vanuatu

Maggie Cummings

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter argues that, in Vanuatu, the “particular terror” elicited by the AIDS epidemic is that social change, especially as informed by foreign influence and “modernization,” threatens to erode ... More


An Indirect Test of Effectiveness

J. C. Sharman

in The Money Laundry: Regulating Criminal Finance in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450181
eISBN:
9780801463198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450181.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines whether anti-money laundering (AML) policy works by testing two alternative views. The first is whether AML policy has produced a major reduction in predicate crime, in line ... More


At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book is an anthology of twenty-first century ethnographic research and writing about the global worlds of home and disjuncture in Asia and the Pacific Islands. ... More


‘The Dying Art of Decolonization is Difficult to Pursue in a Condominium’: Accelerated Decolonization: New Hebrides

W. David McIntyre

in Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198702436
eISBN:
9780191772146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702436.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

The final piece of Pacific decolonization, in the British-French condominium of the New Hebrides. Self-government was retarded because of complications caused by four different legal systems—French, ... More


Sailing into the Anthropocene

Peter Dauvergne

in Environmentalism of the Rich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034951
eISBN:
9780262336222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034951.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapters 2–6 survey the political and socioeconomic forces underlying the global sustainability crisis. Understanding the scale and depth of contemporary forces of capitalism and consumerism requires ... More


When “Early” Modern Colonialism Comes Late: Historical Archaeology in Vanuatu

James L. Flexner and Matthew Spriggs

in Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054759
eISBN:
9780813053318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054759.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Early Modern Period of world history is framed in terms of centuries1400–1800 CE. A host of major transformations occurred within global environments, economies, religions, and societies. Yet, ... More


From First Encounters to Sustained Engagement and Alienation: European and ni-Vanuatu Contact from 1774 to 1915, Port Sandwich, Malakula, Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific

Stuart Bedford, Marcellin Abong, Richard Shing, and Frédérique Valentin

in Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054759
eISBN:
9780813053318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054759.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter outlines an ongoing research program which investigates the evolving engagements between ni-Vanuatu and Europeans in the Port Sandwich region (in southern Malakula, Vanuatu) during the ... More


Naming and Memory on Tanna, Vanuatu

Lamont Lindstrom

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates notions of time and history on Tanna—an island in today's Vanuatu—as these inform island-naming practices. Tanna's personal and toponym systems are intimately connected. ... More


Sorry, Wrong Number!: Locating Marriage Partners through Wrong Numbers and Text Messages in Vanuatu

Ashley Vaughan

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how one global process, the expansion of mobile phone technology in Vanuatu, affects marriage and social relations in a place particularly concerned with protecting and reviving ... More


Tobacco in Indigenous Trade

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/9780824836856.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter studies the early trading of tobacco in New Guinea. In particular, it presents assorted accounts by Europeans which provide a series of “first dates” when tobacco was reported from ... More


Locating the Anthropologist, Defining the Field

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter first considers the question of why the theme of the anthropologist's “accidental discovery” of a research locale has become a frequently recurring trope in ethnographic writing. It then ... More


Epilogue: And Still They Go to the Moon

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This epilogue presents an extract from an interview with John Leo Tamata about his life and the recent history of Gilau. John is a remarkable man whose desire and ability to maneuver the kinds of ... More


The Ghost of Sinapupu (Tikopia and Vanikoro, 1978)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter details further archaeological ventures into Tikopia, as well as an additional venture into Vanikoro. Of note in the former area are the excavation sites at Kiki and Sinapupu, both of ... More


Recently Vanished Islands in 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/9780824832193.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes vanished islands that are adjudged authentic based on both the details of the oral traditions (particularly whether the same tradition was obtained independently from different ... More


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