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Federated States of Micronesia

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:
10.1093/0199249598.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections held in Fiji since its independence in 1970. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Fijian political history, outlines the evolution of ... More


Constitutional Engineering in Post‐Coup Fiji

Brij V. Lal

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Analyses the historical background to the constitutional crisis that flared up in Fiji in 1987, when a military coup, led by native Fijians, overthrew a government democratically elected by a ... More


Democracy and Respect for Difference: The Case of Fiji

Joseph H. Carens

in Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297680
eISBN:
9780191598937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297688.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Discusses the case of Fiji where efforts to protect the cultural traditions of Fijians (the descendants of the indigenous population) have led to conflicts with Indo‐Fijians (the descendants of ... More


Fiji: A Segregated Society

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A Council of Chiefs ceded the Fiji Islands to the British in 1874. Governor Farquhar immediately arranged for sugarcane plantations and Indian workers, but he insisted that Native‐Fijians should ... More


Exile into Bondage? Non‐White Migrants and Settlers

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Much of the functioning of the imperial economy depended on the movement of ‘non‐white’ migrants, especially indentured labourers. Some were recruited in the Pacific islands for work in Queensland, ... More


Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji

Nancy Shoemaker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740343
eISBN:
9781501740350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740343.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book shows that the aspirations of individual Americans to be recognized as people worthy of others' respect was a driving force in the global extension of U.S. influence shortly after the ... More


The Lie of the Land: Suturing the Jural and the Ritual in Fiji, Western Pacific

Allen Abramson

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the partially unobserved, partly mediated dual powers of social control in Fiji. It charts the jural rise of ‘native land tenure’ in early colonial Fiji; details the rich ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199574827.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This concluding chapter reiterates some of the main arguments presented, and comments, from a comparative perspective, on how minority rights regimes are evolving in the specific settings selected. ... More


Diasporic Bollywood: In the Tracks of a Twice-displaced Community

MANAS RAY

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the process of imagining into existence a sense of nationhood by a specific diaspora of Indian origin (namely, the Fiji Indians) in Australia and the role that Bollywood plays ... More


Indigeneity: A Politics of Potential: Australia, Fiji and New Zealand

Dominic O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447339427
eISBN:
9781447339465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339427.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Indigeneity is a politics of potential. It allows indigenous peoples to think and pursue political aspirations beyond colonial victimhood. The politics of indigeneity is a theory of human agency. It ... More


The Desi Diaspora: Politics, Protest, and Nationalism

Vijay Prashad

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

Over the course of the past two centuries, millions of people from the South Asian subcontinent moved to the continents of the world. Unlike earlier migrants, Indians who formed part of this more ... 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


Epilogue: Continuity and Change in U.S.-Fiji Relations

Nancy Shoemaker

in Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740343
eISBN:
9781501740350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740343.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue addresses how David Whippy, Mary D. Wallis, and John B. Williams—as they pursued respect in different ways—became party to the many changes taking place in Fiji due to foreign ... More


Cannibal Feasts in Nineteenth-Century Fiji: Seamen’s Yarns and the Ethnographic Imagination

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on nineteenth-century Fiji. It discusses its anthropophagy, its cannibalism, and its political developments in the early nineteenth century. The first section of the chapter ... More


‘Fiji is really the Honolulu of the Dominion’: tourism, empire, and New Zealand’s Pacific, ca. 1900–35

Frances Steel

in New Zealand'S Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719091537
eISBN:
9781526104120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091537.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In this chapter the development of tourism is examined as a key aspect of New Zealand imperialism in the wider Pacific region. Given the centrality of transport infrastructure and technology to ... More


The Colo War of 1876

Robert Nicole

in Disturbing History: Resistance in Early Colonial Fiji

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832919
eISBN:
9780824870478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832919.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the Colo War of 1876, extensively chronicling the context within which the war took place. The Colo War has its origins in the twenty-year period that preceded the signing of ... More


Alienation and Appropriation: Fijian Water and the Pacific Romance in Fiji and New York

Martha Kaplan

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/9780824833664.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the global market as a context for transforming yet another product: water, sourced in Fiji and consumed in faraway New York. Across the globe, Fijian water has brought ... More


Same Sex, Different Armies: Sexual Minority Invisibility among Fijians in the Fiji Military Forces and British Army

Teresia K. Teaiwa

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/9780824838829.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the invisibility of Fiji's sexual minorities, particularly women, serving in the Fiji Military Forces (FMF) and the British Army (BA). Drawing on interviews, anecdotal evidence, ... More


Finding Hope: Listening to Welty’s Words in “Lily Daw and the Three Ladies”

Sharon Deykin Baris

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay leads today’s student to heed Welty’s response to financial and social crises in the mid-1930s. Two expressions, “Hope Chest” and “Fiji,” accompany our first view of Lily. A student now ... More


Contemporary Local and Regional Shipping

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/9780824832391.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines local and regional shipping from the 1960s onward, with particular emphasis on the political, technological, and social changes that have occurred in the maritime sector of the ... More


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