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Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land

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ISBN: 192094270X Year: Pages: 385 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459529 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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Ethnology; Southeast asia; Oceania

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oceania --- ethnology --- southeast asia

Foreign Bodies: Oceania and the Science of Race 1750-1940

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ISBN: 9781921536007 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459239 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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From the 18th century, Oceania became the principal laboratory of raciology for scholars, voyagers, and colonisers alike. By juxtaposing encounters and theory, this magisterial book explores the semantics of human difference in all its emotional, intellectual, religious, and practical dimensions. The argument developed is subtle, engrossing, and gives the paradigm of ‘race’ its full use value. Foreign Bodies is a model of analysis and erudition from which historians of science and everyone interested in intercultural relations will greatly profit. Claude Blanckaert, CNRS (Centre Alexandre Koyré), Paris, and Honorary President, French Society for the History of the Science of Man

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ethnic relations --- oceania --- race

Tides of Innovation in Oceania: Value, materiality and place

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ISBN: 9781760460921 Year: DOI: 10.22459/TIO.04.2017 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Medicine (General)
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Tides of Innovation in Oceania is directly inspired by Epeli Hau‘ofa’s vision of the Pacific as a ‘Sea of Islands’; the image of tides recalls the cyclical movement of waves, with its unpredictable consequences. The authors propose tides of innovation as a fluid concept, unbound and open to many directions. This perspective is explored through ethnographic case studies centred on deeply elaborated analyses of locally inflected agencies involved in different transforming contexts. Three interwoven themes—value, materiality and place—provide a common thread.

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oceania --- pacific --- anthropology

Rule of law, legitimate governance & development in the Pacific

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ISBN: 9781920942557 Year: Pages: 195 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459514 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science
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Constitutional law; Constitutions; Government; Oceania

Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands

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ISBN: 192094298X Year: Pages: 427 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459255 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Politics and government; Globalization; Congresses; Oceania

Inside Austronesian Houses

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ISBN: 192094284X Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459294 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Anthropology
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Dwellings; Social life; Customs; Southeast asia; Oceania

Tropical Forests Of Oceania. Anthropological Perspectives

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ISBN: 9781925022728 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_578878 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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The tropical forests of Oceania are an enduring source of concern for indigenous communities, for the migrants who move to them, for the states that encompass them within their borders, for the multilateral institutions and aid agencies, and for the non-governmental organisations that focus on their conservation. Grounded in the perspective of political ecology, contributors to this volume approach forests as socially alive spaces produced by a confluence of local histories and global circulations. In doing so, they collectively explore the multiple ways in which these forests come into view and therefore into being. Exploring the local dynamics within and around these forests provides an insight into regional issues that have global resonance. Intertwined as they are with cosmological beliefs and livelihoods, as sites of biodiversity and Western desire, these forests have been and are still being transformed by the interaction of foreign and local entities. Focusing on case studies from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Gambier Islands, this volume brings new perspectives on how Pacific Islanders continue to creatively engage with the various processes at play in and around their forests.

The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic

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ISBN: 9781921313196 Year: Pages: 399 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459357 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Anthropology --- Sociology
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This is the second in a series of five volumes on the lexicon of Proto Oceanic, the ancestor of the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family. Each volume deals with a particular domain of culture and/or environment and consists of a collection of essays each of which presents and comments on lexical reconstructions of a particular semantic field within that domain. Volume 2 examines how Proto Oceanic speakers described their geophysical environment. An introductory chapter discusses linguistic and archaeological evidence that locates the Proto Oceanic language community in the Bismarck Archipelago in the late 2nd millennium BC. The next three chapters investigate terms used to denote inland, coastal, reef and open sea environments, and meteorological phenomena. A further chapter examines the lexicon for features of the heavens and navigational techniques associated with the stars. How Proto Oceanic speakers talked about their environment is also described in three further chapters which treat property terms for describing inanimate objects, locational and directional terms, and terms related to the expression of time.

Changing South-Pacific

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ISBN: 9781921536151 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458843 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Anthropology
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The texts collected in this volume take an anthropological approach to the variety of contemporary societal problems which confront the peoples of the contemporary South Pacific: religious revival, the sociology of relations between local groups, regions and nation-States, the problem of culture areas, the place of democracy in the transition of States founded on sacred chiefdoms, the role of ceremonial exchanges in a market economy, and so forth. Each chapter presents a society seen from a specific point of view, but always with reference to the issue of collective identity and its confrontation with history and change. The collection thus invites the reader to understand how the inhabitants of these societies seek to affirm both an individual identity and a sense of belonging to the contemporary world. In doing so, it informs the reader about the contemporary realities experienced by the inhabitants of the South Pacific, with a view to contributing to an intercultural dialogue between the reader and these inhabitants.

Reforming Trade Policy in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands

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ISBN: 9780980623826 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.1017/UPO9780980623826 Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Economics
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The countries of the South Pacific have struggled to generate sustainable economic growth since their independence. Interventionist policies have failed in the past here, as they have in all other regions. Business and government leaders in this region are now beginning to acknowledge - as has happened in many other developing country regions over the past two decades - that major reforms are needed to put their economies onto a higher growth path. This study examines the growth record of key Pacific island economies and indentifies the reasons for their relatively poor performance. It then looks at the process of globalization that is affecting those and indeed all economies increasingly; and the role the WTO has played in that process.

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