Decolonizing Cultures In The Pacific

Decolonizing Cultures In The Pacific

Author by : Susan Y. Najita
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific, Susan Y. Najita proposes that the traumatic history of contact and colonization has become a crucial means by which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, ways of knowing, and political independence. In particular, she examines how contemporary writers from Hawai‘i, Samoa, and Aotearoa/New Zealand remember, re-tell, and deploy this violent history in their work. As Pacific peoples negotiate their paths towards sovereignty and chart their postcolonial futures, these writers play an invaluable role in invoking and commenting upon the various uses of the histories of colonial resistance, allowing themselves and their readers to imagine new futures by exorcising the past. Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific is a valuable addition to the fields of Pacific and Postcolonial Studies and also contributes to struggles for cultural decolonization in Oceania: contemporary writers’ critical engagement with colonialism and indigenous culture, Najita argues, provides a powerful tool for navigating a decolonized future.


Inside Out

Inside Out

Author by : Vilsoni Hereniko
Language : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : In a time of dynamism and contradiction in Pacific cultural production, a time of 'turning things over' and 'writing from the inside out, ' this far-reaching volume provides a comprehensive set of essays and interviews on the emergent literatures of the New Pacific. With its dynamic combination of important position papers, polemics, and decolonizing critiques by noted authors and of analysis by new and established post-colonial scholars, this volume exposes 'the maze and mix of literatures and cultural identities breaking down and building up across the Pacific Ocean.' This pioneering work will be the definitive resource for anyone researching or teaching Pacific literature and will be invaluable for bringing Pacific culture to readers outside the region


Glamour In The Pacific

Glamour In The Pacific

Author by : Fiona Paisley
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Description : Since its inception in 1928, the Pan-Pacific Women s Association (PPWA) has witnessed and contributed to enormous changes in world and Pacific history. Operating out of Honolulu, this women s network established a series of conferences that promoted social reform and an internationalist outlook through cultural exchange. For the many women attracted to the project from China, Japan, the Pacific Islands, and the major settler colonies of the region the association s vision was enormously attractive, despite the fact that as individuals and national representatives they remained deeply divided by colonial histories. Glamour in the Pacific tells this multifaceted story by bringing together critical scholarship from across a wide range of fields, including cultural history, international relations and globalization, gender and empire, postcolonial studies, population and world health studies, world history, and transnational history. Early chapters consider the first PPWA conferences and the decolonizing process undergone by the association. Following World War II, a new generation of nonwhite women from decolonized and settler colonial nations began to claim leadership roles in the Association, challenging the often Eurocentric assumptions of women s internationalism. In 1955 the first African American delegate brought to the fore questions about the relationship of U.S. race relations with the Pan-Pacific cultural internationalist project. The effects of cold war geopolitics on the ideal of international cooperation in the era of decolonization were also considered. The work concludes with a discussion of the revival of East meets West as a basis for world cooperation endorsed by the United Nations in 1958 and the overall contributions of the PPWA to world culture politics. The internationalist vision of the early twentieth century imagined a world in which race and empire had been relegated to the past. Significant numbers of women from around the Pacific brought this shared vision together with their concerns for peace, social progress and cooperation to the lively, even glamorous, political experiment of the Pan-Pacific Women s Association. Fiona Paisley tells the stories of this extraordinary group of women and illuminates the challenges and rewards of their politics of antiracism one that still resonates today. "


Cultures Of Commemoration

Cultures Of Commemoration

Author by : Keith L. Camacho
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Description : In 1941 the Japanese military attacked the US naval base Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu. Although much has been debated about this event and the wider American and Japanese involvement in the war, few scholars have explored the Pacific War’s impact on Pacific Islanders. Cultures of Commemoration fills this crucial gap in the historiography by advancing scholarly understanding of Pacific Islander relations with and knowledge of American and Japanese colonialisms in the twentieth century. Drawing from an extensive archival base of government, military, and popular records, Chamorro scholar Keith L Camacho traces the formation of divergent colonial and indigenous histories in the Mariana Islands, an archipelago located in the western Pacific and home to the Chamorro people. He shows that US colonial governance of Guam, the southernmost island, and that of Japan in the Northern Mariana Islands created competing colonial histories that would later inform how Americans, Chamorros, and Japanese experienced and remembered the war and its aftermath. Central to this discussion is the American and Japanese administrative development of "loyalty" and "liberation" as concepts of social control, collective identity, and national belonging. Just how various Chamorros from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands negotiated their multiple identities and subjectivities is explored with respect to the processes of history and memory-making among this "Americanized" and "Japanized" Pacific Islander population. In addition, Camacho emphasizes the rise of war commemorations as sites for the study of American national historic landmarks, Chamorro Liberation Day festivities, and Japanese bone-collecting missions and peace pilgrimages. Ultimately, Cultures of Commemoration demonstrates that the past is made meaningful and at times violent by competing cultures of American, Chamorro, and Japanese commemorative practices.


Decolonisation And The Pacific

Decolonisation And The Pacific

Author by : Tracey Banivanua Mar
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book charts the previously untold story of the mobility of Indigenous peoples across vast distances, vividly reshaping what is known about decolonisation.


Disassembling And Decolonizing School In The Pacific

Disassembling And Decolonizing School In The Pacific

Author by : David W. Kupferman
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Schooling in the region known as Micronesia is today a normalized, ubiquitous, and largely unexamined habit. As a result, many of its effects have also gone unnoticed and unchallenged. By interrogating the processes of normalization and governmentality that circulate and operate through schooling in the region through the deployment of Foucaultian conceptions of power, knowledge, and subjectivity, this work destabilizes conventional notions of schooling’s neutrality, self-evident benefit, and its role as the key to contemporary notions of so-called political, economic, and social development. This work aims to disquiet the idea that school today is both rooted in some distant past and a force for decolonization and the postcolonial moment. Instead, through a genealogy of schooling, the author argues that school as it is currently practiced in the region is the product of the present, emerging from the mid-1960s shift in US policy in the islands, the very moment when the US was trying to simultaneously prepare the islands for putative self-determination while producing ever-increasing colonial relations through the practice of schooling. The work goes on to conduct a genealogy of the various subjectivities produced through this present schooling practice, notably the student, the teacher, and the child/parent/family. It concludes by offering a counter-discourse to the normalized narrative of schooling, and suggests that what is displaced and foreclosed on by that narrative in fact holds a possible key to meaningful decolonization and self-determination.


The Relational Self

The Relational Self

Author by : Upolu Luma Vaai
Language : en
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Description : The Relational Self breaks new ground in Pacific Islands scholarly discourse as the first multi-disciplinary effort to respond to the challenges confronting island societies today by re-examining the rich resources embedded in all island cultures core relational/ interconnected understanding of what it means to be human. From the perspectives of their diverse disciplines and cultures, the authors reframe the quest for decolonisation by deconstructing the non-relational understandings of self that are the legacy of colonisation and reconstructing a relational renaissance of Pacific valuesthat can empower Pacific Islanders to be agents of decolonisation. Contributors Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taisi Efi, Uili Feleterika Nokise, Unaisi Nabobo-Baba, Upolu Luma Vaai, Manulani Aluli Meyer, Konai Helu Thaman, Kabini Sanga, Cresantia Koya-Vakauta, Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo, Sereima Naisilisili, Melenaite Taumoefolau, Gordon Leua Nanau, Melani Anae, Vitolia Moa, Faafetai Aiava, Linda Waimarie Nikora, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Virginia Tamanui, and Sia Figiel.


Pacific Worlds

Pacific Worlds

Author by : Matt K. Matsuda
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Essential single-volume history of the Pacific region and the global interactions which define it.


Voyaging Through The Contemporary Pacific

Voyaging Through The Contemporary Pacific

Author by : David L. Hanlon
Language : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The Pacific has long been a site for debates over disciplinary approaches and the ethics and politics of research within neocolonial and postcolonial contexts. This volume makes a significant contribution to these debates and to the related and ongoing exchanges concerning area studies, the globalization of capitalism, and its attendant cultural, social, and political effects. In so doing, the authors link work from the Pacific with theoretical and methodological issues raised in other areas of the globe. This collection of the best from Contemporary Pacific will prove invaluable to scholars, students and all interested in the study of history, culture, and identity in the Pacific and in (post) colonial societies everywhere.


Pacific Art

Pacific Art

Author by : Anita Herle
Language : en
Publisher by : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
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Description : Collection of essays documenting the state of research about Pacific art written by authors and specialists in the field interesting to students, artists, collectors, curators etc.