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Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Joshua Castellino and David Keane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574827
eISBN:
9780191594441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574827.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The book examines the extent to which States in the Pacific region have put in place legislative and administrative measures designed to promote and protect the rights of minorities and indigenous ... More


Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Miki Makihara and Bambi B. Schieffelin (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Pacific is historically an area of enormous linguistic diversity, where talk figures as a central component of social life. Pacific communities, from Polynesia to Melanesia, also represent ... More


An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914

J. P. Daughton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305302
eISBN:
9780199866991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305302.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Between 1880 and 1914, tens of thousands of men and women left France for distant religious missions, driven by the desire to spread the word of Jesus Christ, combat Satan, and convert the world's ... More


Conclusion: Finding France Abroad

J. P. DAUGHTON

in An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305302
eISBN:
9780199866991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305302.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter notes that critics of Catholic missions regularly played the role of catalyst in motivating changes in both religious and republican work in the empire. It narrates that the onslaught of ... More


Polynesia and Difference

Charles Forsdick

in Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The role of Polynesia in the French Empire was more strategic than economic, but its sensitive location was of great interest. Victor Segalen's own first ... More


China and Alterity

Charles Forsdick

in Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Whereas Victor Segalen's representation of Tahiti had been a reaction to a specifically utopian strand in the French imaginary, with the introduction ... More


Postface from the Cultures of Travel to Travelling Cultures

Charles Forsdick

in Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258291
eISBN:
9780191698538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258291.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses changes in travel narratives, and one of these is where travellers represent the cultures they go to during their voyages. Some of the textual proofs of these changes can be ... More


Articulating Rapa Nui: Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State

Riet Delsing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography examines the colonization of the Pacific island of Rapa Nui/Easter Island by the Latin American country of Chile. It also discusses the Rapanui people’s growing emphasis on cultural ... More


Southern Islands: New Zealand and Polynesia

Raewyn Dalziel

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

In the mid-nineteenth century, New Zealand became the furthest frontier of the British Empire. By 1914, New Zealand's humpbacked, mountainous, but fertile land had been traversed by Europeans, ... More


To Tangle or Not to Tangle: Shifting Language Ideologies and the Socialization of Charabia in the Marquesas, French Polynesia

Kathleen C. Riley

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

After a century and a half of French colonial rule, most adults in the Marquesan archipelago of French Polynesia now use both their Eastern Polynesian language 'Enana as well as a local variety of ... More


Sojourner adjustment and adaptation to new cultures: Art, literature, and the social science perspective on identity

Nan M. Sussman

in Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028832
eISBN:
9789882207370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter steps back from the pin-light focus on Hong Kong movement and identity, scrutinizing the sojourner transition cycle through the lenses of social science theory, novelistic narratives, ... More


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

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In this re-examination of the notion of cannibalism, the author offers the argument that cannibalism is mostly “cannibal talk,” a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and ... More


Conclusion

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/9780520243071.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding chapter discusses a few issues that might have not been clear in the preceding chapters. It begins with the assumption that Polynesia comprises a large cultural area showing ... More


Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Ben Finney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the summer of 1985, a mostly Hawai'ian crew set out aboard Hōkūle'a, a reconstructed ancient double canoe, to demonstrate what skeptics had steadfastly denied: that their ancestors, sailing in ... More


The Sibling Incest Taboo: Polynesian Cloth and Reproduction

Annette B. Weiner

in Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While Giving

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076037
eISBN:
9780520911802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076037.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter first examines the elementary principles in Lévi–Strauss's theory of marriage exchange to show that although actual sibling incest may be culturally disavowed, it remains intransigent ... More


Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island

Dan Bendrups

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190297039
eISBN:
9780190297060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297039.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book investigates the role that music has played in the development of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) cultural heritage from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Contrary to ... More


Without Ships or Compass

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the immensity of Polynesia, a vast triangular region of the Pacific defined by the archipelago of Hawai'i north of the equator, by Rapa Nui, that tiny dot on the map across the ... More


Experimental Voyaging*

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter suggests the case that it would have enabled canoes in Polynesia to sail much better than Andrew Sharp and other critics allowed. Long voyages to windward made by tacking directly ... More


Cultural Revival

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains that the purpose in building Hōkūle'a and then sailing her to Tahiti was actually twofold. In addition to resolving issues about seafaring in Polynesia, the canoe and the voyage ... More


More than Halfway Around the World

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Hōkūle'a sailed from Hawai'i on the tenth of July 1985 and returned home on the twenty-third of May 1987, completing the long voyage through Polynesia in just six weeks short of two years. In order ... More


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