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A History of the Churches in Australasia

Ian Breward

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263562
eISBN:
9780191600418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263562.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Distinctive forms of Christianity have emerged in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands since the late eighteenth century. With European and North American roots, they have successfully ... More


Hawai‘i

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/9780199257812.003.11
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The Hawaiian Kingdom was ruled by a paramount lineage through appointment of Hawaiians and Europeans to offices of state. Acceptance of laws, literacy and religion, on Hawaiian terms, maintained the ... More


 Music's Empire

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In examining the status of music in the cross-cultural encounter, this chapter focuses on Captain Cook's second voyage (1772-5) and the role played by Burney's son James and the German naturalist ... More


Mitochondrial DNA Variation in Northern Island Melanesia

Jonathan S. Friedlaender, Françoise R. Friedlaender, Jason A. Hodgson, Stacy McGrath, Matthew Stoltz, George Koki, Theodore G. Schurr, and D. Andrew Merriwether

in Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reports the mitochondrial DNA diversity in the Southwest Pacific, focusing on the extensive structure of this variation in Northern Island Melanesia. It shows that a constellation of ... More


When Civilization Destroyed Paradise

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/9780195305302.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter tells of the destruction brought by the European contact with Pacific islanders. It explains that the case of Polynesian depopulation offers a particularly revealing case study of how ... More


Organizing Christian Churches from the 1830S to the 1870s

Ian Breward

in A History of the Churches in Australasia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263562
eISBN:
9780191600418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263562.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Denominations played an important part in the construction of colonial societies. Colonial education, health care, social welfare, the press, philanthropy, and politics were all shaped by Christian ... More


Linguistic Purism in Rapa Nui Political Discourse

Miki Makihara

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/9780195324983.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines language ideologies and political discourse of the bilingual, indigenous Polynesian community of Easter Island, Chile, where the local Rapa Nui language has in the past been ... More


Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti

Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836764
eISBN:
9780824871130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836764.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The mutiny on the Bounty was one of the most controversial events of eighteenth-century maritime history. This book publishes a full narrative of the events by one of the participants, the ... More


Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Patrick Vinton Kirch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In this memoir, the author relates his many adventures while doing fieldwork on remote islands. At the age of thirteen, the author was accepted as a summer intern by the eccentric Bishop Museum ... More


From Chiefdom to Archaic State: Hawai̒i in Comparative and Historical Context

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The thesis of this book is that Hawai'i consisted of three to four competing archaic states, each headed by a divine king. Hawai'i offers a “model system” for how differences in rank originally ... More


Hawaiki, The Polynesian Homeland (Manu‘a Islands, 1986–1989)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter delves into an exploration into the Manu‘a Islands at Samoa's eastern extremity. Doing so would expand the author's research in Western Polynesia begun with the expeditions to Futuna and ... More


Polynesian Syntax and its Interfaces

Lauren Clemens and Diane Massam (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198860839
eISBN:
9780191892905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860839.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This volume presents research in theoretical syntax and its interfaces with semantics and prosody within the Polynesian language family, with chapters focusing on Hawaiian, Māori, Niuean, Samoan, and ... More


Pasin Pasifik/Pasifik Way

Steven Winduo

in Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents Steven Winduo’s poem “Pasin Pasifik/Pasifik Way,” in which he calls all the peoples of the Pacific—Polynesians, Melanesians, and Micronesians—to come meet together as islanders ... More


“British Cannibals”: Dialogical Misunderstandings in the South Seas

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/9780520243071.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the British hypothesis and savage fear of Hawaiian cannibalism, and the Hawaiian hypothesis and fear of British cannibalism. It focuses on the dialogue between the anxious ... More


Concerning Violence: A Backward Journey into Maori Anthropophagy

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/9780520243071.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the change in the orientation of Maori anthropophagy and the shift in the orientation of British cannibalism from a generalized fantasy to a tradition of seafaring ... More


Sitting Ducks: Extinction, Humans, and Birds in the pre-European Contact Era

Daniel Lewis

in Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter concerns a bird known only from the fossil record—Ptaiochen pau, or the Stumbling Moa-nalo. Rapidly eradicated by early Polynesians, this flightless duck is an exemplar of environmental ... More


Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language

Diane Massam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198793557
eISBN:
9780191835339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793557.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book presents a detailed descriptive and theoretical examination of predicate-argument structure in Niuean, a Polynesian language within the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian family, spoken ... More


Politics of Tradition: Charismatic Globalization, Morality, and Culture in Polynesian Protestantism

Yannick Fer

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter shows how the histories of Polynesian island nations are very much bound up with Christianity. The growth of charismatic movements in Polynesia, against a backdrop of rapid social change ... More


Polynesian languages and their contributions to theoretical linguistics

Lauren Clemens and Diane Massam

in Polynesian Syntax and its Interfaces

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198860839
eISBN:
9780191892905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860839.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter introduces the volume on Polynesian syntax and its interfaces. It presents an overview of the Polynesian language family and outlines the key typological features of the languages. The ... 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


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