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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


The Road to Self-determination

Riet Delsing

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the 1990s, Rapanui discourse turned from an emphasis on equality within the Chilean nation-state to one on cultural difference. In 1993 a Ley Indígena was issued in response to the “indigenous ... More


Rapa Nui as Fantasy and Commodity

Riet Delsing

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The world’s fascination with Rapa Nui and its growing tourist industry is discussed. Rapa Nui has been clouded in mystery and romanticism ever since its “discovery” by the West. Both the enigma and ... More


Talking with the Moai on Easter Island: Placing Rapa Nui Language

Forrest Wade Young

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how the meaning of the indigenous Rapa Nui language on Easter Island is established in ritual practices that living Rapa Nui people conduct to communicate with the ancestral ... More


Chilean Culture

Dan Bendrups

in Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190297039
eISBN:
9780190297060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297039.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter provides a discussion of Chile’s interactions with Rapa Nui before, during, and after the island’s annexation, and the impact of these interactions in Rapanui music culture. It considers ... More


The Polynesian Homeland: A Sea of Islands

Riet Delsing

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Since the 1990s, Rapanui cultural revival takes place in the context of regional (Polynesian) cultural revival. I first describe the participation of Rapa Nui in the Polynesian language conferences ... More


Religion and Renewal

Dan Bendrups

in Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190297039
eISBN:
9780190297060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297039.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers developments in Rapanui music in relation to the seminal influence of the Catholic Church from the 1860s through to the present day. Sacred Heart missionaries arrived on Rapa ... More


Commercial Connections

Dan Bendrups

in Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190297039
eISBN:
9780190297060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297039.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers Rapanui music in relation to global commercial influences, especially those emanating from the United States from the 1960s onward. It reveals how Rapanui performers over two ... More


Chilean Colonization and Rapanui Resilience

Riet Delsing

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Starting with an examination of the Rapanui and Spanish versions of the annexation treaty of 1888, I offer an analysis of how Chileans and Rapanui view the issue of Chilean Sovereignty over the ... More


Cultural Processes and Linguistic Mediations: Pacific Explorations

Miki Makihara and Bambi B. Schieffelin

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/9780195324983.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter argues that language ideologies and practices mediate consequences of cultural contact over time. Focusing on the Pacific, from Rapa Nui to West Papua, it highlights complex histories ... More


Singing and Survival

Dan Bendrups

in Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190297039
eISBN:
9780190297060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297039.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter describes traditional Rapanui music as passed down from precontact times and preserved by Rapanui culture bearers in the 1870s. It draws on two main sources of information: descriptions ... More


Polynesian Pathways

Dan Bendrups

in Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190297039
eISBN:
9780190297060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297039.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers interactions between the Rapanui and other Polynesians, and the impact of these interactions on Rapanui music. The relationship to Polynesia, especially Tahiti and, more ... More


Rapanui Appropriations and Resistance

Riet Delsing

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the first chapter of the second part of this book entitled “Polynesian cultural politics and global imaginaries”, Rapanui resistance against the Chilean state is explored, first through a Rapanui ... 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


Introduction: Rapanui Music in Context

Dan Bendrups

in Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190297039
eISBN:
9780190297060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297039.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introduction offers a social history of Rapa Nui that puts into relief the various forces that have effected change in Rapanui society, extending from precontact times to the 1960s—the point at ... 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


Conclusion

Riet Delsing

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the conclusion I summarize my findings and place them in a framework that allows for future analyses of the relationship between Rapa Nui and Chile. The Chilean nation-state is one of the main ... More


Epilogue

Riet Delsing

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The occurrences of the last decade are described. They speak to and support my thesis about the increasing entanglement of the political and the cultural in Rapa Nui. Information about Rapa Nui’s ... More


Kaiŋa Rapanui

Riet Delsing

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Rapanui’s relationship with their territory and the cultural meaning of land, versus its economic and political meaning, is analyzed in this chapter. Kaiŋa is a Polynesian concept that expresses ... 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


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