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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


Introduction

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/9780824838140.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter focuses on Maasina Rule, a political movement that sought to bring about that change in Malaita, and the movement's core ideology, known by the Solomon Islands Pijin term ... 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


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


Sorry, Wrong Number!: Locating Marriage Partners through Wrong Numbers and Text Messages in Vanuatu

Ashley Vaughan

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/9780824847593.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how one global process, the expansion of mobile phone technology in Vanuatu, affects marriage and social relations in a place particularly concerned with protecting and reviving ... 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


The Trouble with Trousers: Gossip, Kastom, and Sexual Culture in Vanuatu

Maggie Cummings

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter argues that, in Vanuatu, the “particular terror” elicited by the AIDS epidemic is that social change, especially as informed by foreign influence and “modernization,” threatens to erode ... More


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