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Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

David W. Akin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book is a political history of the island of Malaita in the British Solomon Islands' Protectorate from 1927, when the last violent resistance to colonial rule was crushed, to 1953 and the ... More


Saving the Solomons: The Malaita Eagle Force

Matthew G. Allen

in Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines why militants decided to join the Malaita Eagle Force (MEF). Drawing on interviews and discussions with Malaitan ex-militants, it shows that former field commanders and ... More


Kastom, Class, and Colonization

Matthew G. Allen

in Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides the context for the voices of ex-militants by situating Malaita and Guadalcanal in the socioeconomic and political history of Solomon Islands from the early contact period. It ... More


Guadalcanal: The Contested Motherland

Matthew G. Allen

in Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the origins of militancy on Guadalcanal, and more specifically, how and why militant groups mobilized to engage in collective violence against Malaitan settlers on the island. ... More


Continuities and Symmetries

Matthew G. Allen

in Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines symmetries and historical continuities in the events and discourses of the Ethnic Tension in Solomon Islands. It highlights salient differences and similarities between the ... More


The State, Resources, Identity, and Conflict

Matthew G. Allen

in Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter challenges accounts that link the conflict in Solomon Islands to the greed and criminality of those who participated in it, arguing that they confound our understanding of its ... More


Early Native Administration: Coping with Custom

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the early native administration of Malaita. The 1930s on Malaita are often perceived as a political lull between transformative events. As the decade began, the last violent ... More


Colonial Experiments and Mounting Resentments

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter narrates how the 1930s economic crisis, particularly the collapse of copra prices, cut deeply into government resources and hamstrung any plans for development or better administration. ... More


Maasina Rule and the Government

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes Maasina Rule's influence across Malaita. As 1945 progressed, emissaries carried the movement over the island, melding with other new political groups, and an overarching ... More


Suppression and Resistance

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter recounts the events surrounding the “Operation Delouse,” by which leaders of Maasani Rule were arrested. Early on the morning of August 31, 1947, three forces commanded by Donald ... More


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