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COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.12
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In the Fiji archipelago no chief established paramount authority. From 1871, a constitutional government based on the person and influence of Seru Ebenezer Cakobau, Vunivalu of Bau, began a process ... More


Chief of All the White Men: Character

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/9781501740343.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter narrates David Whippy's turn away from dependence on Fijians as he engineered the emergence of an independent foreign community. Living in a Fijian village, dressing as a Fijian in ... More


Economic development as differentiated citizenship: Fiji

Dominic O'Sullivan

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447339427
eISBN:
9781447339465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339427.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Relatively speaking, indigenous Fijians do not enjoy high levels of self-determination. Economic underdevelopment is a significant contributing variable. Underdevelopment occurs at the intersection ... More


Disturbing History: Resistance in Early Colonial Fiji

Robert Nicole

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832919
eISBN:
9780824870478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832919.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book focuses on Fiji’s people and their agency in responding to and engaging the multifarious forms of authority and power that were manifest in the colony from 1874 to 1914. By concentrating on ... More


Conclusion

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/9780824832919.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This concluding chapter brings together the central insights of this volume and offers some concluding thoughts. It considers the history and nature of resistance in Fiji before asking what kinds of ... More


Mata ki Bau: Respect Vakaviti

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/9781501740343.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts runaway Nantucket whaleman and beachcomber David Whippy's first few years in Fiji as he established himself in the islands. Among Fijians, who deserved the most respect was ... More


By a Lady: Moral Authority

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/9781501740343.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes sea captain's wife Mary D. Wallis's Life in Feejee: Five Years Among the Cannibals, By a Lady (1851) to illustrate how she challenged the double standard of gendered ... 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


Narratives of the Self: Chevalier Peter Dillon’s Fijian Cannibal Adventures

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/9780520243071.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on Peter Dillon, who, on September 6, 1813, presented an eyewitness description of a cannibal feast that has not been surpassed in its detail before or since. Dillon was the ... More


‘The British Empire is Past History’: Retreat from ‘Never’ Land Begins: Tonga and Fiji, 1970

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/9780198702436.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

The influence of the Western Samoa and Nauru precedents and the UN mood of anti-colonialism lead the British government to extend decolonization into the Pacific islands. Tonga, as a protected state, ... More


Shanti and Mana: The Loss and Recovery of Culture under Postcolonial Conditions in Fiji

John D. Kelly

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/9780824833664.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines other forms of politics of cultural transformations in Fiji, contextualizing these within the postcolonial manifestations of global and local processes. It focuses on concepts ... More


Everyday Resistance on the Plantations

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/9780824832919.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the everyday forms of resistance that laborers used between large conflagrations within Fiji’s plantation microcosm. Because the bulk of laborers on Fiji’s plantations were ... More


Introduction

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/9780824832919.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter argues that the archive is not a neutral storehouse of information. Rather, it is a politically active repository of historical experiences and facts that are not created ... More


Missionaries and Cannibals in Nineteenth-Century Fiji

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the debate about cannibalism through the writings of the first missionaries to Fiji. Although most accounts of cannibalism throughout history have been fabricated or at least ... More


Women’s Resistance

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/9780824832919.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explores the circumstances under which women questioned and confronted colonial and patriarchal power. Two kinds of records are available for this task. The first is the seemingly ... More


Butenam: Knowledge

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/9781501740343.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the sandalwood and bêche-de-mer trades, which brought the majority of Americans to Fiji and through which much of the earliest information about Fiji spread to ... More


Marama: Social Class

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/9781501740343.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how Mary D. Wallis's comfortable middle-class status sprung from the forced labor of Fijians, which became increasingly oppressive with the rise of foreign trade and from which ... More


Tui America: Power

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/9781501740343.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how, even though he failed to acquire other Salemites' respect for his business acumen, John B. Williams achieved a different kind of respect by marshaling U.S. warships to ... More


The politics of indigeneity

Dominic O'Sullivan

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447339427
eISBN:
9781447339465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339427.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Indigeneity is a theory of justice and political strategy that indigenous peoples use to develop their own terms of belonging to the nation-state. In particular it is distinct from theories of ... More


The Unburied Dead

in The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226233482
eISBN:
9780226233499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233499.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on Samuel George Morton's work with the skull of a Fijian man called Veidovi. It explains that skulls of Pacific Islanders were especially rare in American collections and ... More


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