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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


Agency and authority: the politics of co-collecting

Sean Mallon

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

At the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, there are two positions dedicated to curating Pacific Cultures. Since 2002, the curators have been of Pacific Islands descent. One of our ongoing ... 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


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


Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Alastair Couper

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This is the first comprehensive account of the maritime peoples of the Pacific Islands. It focuses on the sailors who led the exploration and settlement of the islands and New Zealand and their ... 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


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


Yams, Rice, and Soda: Food and the U.S. Navy on Pohnpei, 1945–1951

Josh Levy

in War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813176550
eISBN:
9780813176581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176550.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Oral histories of Pacific Islanders who lived through World War II and its aftermath burst with memories of food: the hunger and deprivation of wartime, the forced agricultural labor, and 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


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


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


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


Companies, Colonies, and Crewing

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/9780824832391.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the impact of colonization on merchant shipping companies, seafaring employment, and crewing in the Pacific Islands. It first looks at foreign merchant companies that competed ... More


Epilogue: Some Contemporary Resonances

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/9780824832391.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This epilogue discusses several aspects of Pacific maritime history and heritage that are manifested in the islands' contemporary cultural milieu. First are regional festivals, as well as revivals of ... 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


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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