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Narratives of Nation in the South Pacific (Studies in Anthropology and History) [Paperback]

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The essays in this volume, by distinguished scholars in Pacific studies, emerge from research in a region in which the nation - like other projects of modernity - has been peculiarly tenuous. These case studies focus upon local perceptions of the state, efforts to ground nationhood in tradition, the character of national narratives, and recent transformations of the Pacific nationalism.
It is striking that in many Pacific nations, 'national' narratives are subordinate to other fundamental historical imaginings, such as those concerning local political dynasties and conversion to Christianity. While leaders in Pacific states have frequently sought to legitimate new nations through local 'tradition' and 'custom', these constructions of identity frequently mask divisions arising from gender, hierarchy, and other social relationships. These studies from Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa and the Cook Islands add much to our knowledge of historical imaginings and contemporary culture in the Pacific, bu

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Studio: Routledge
Pages   245
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.82" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   0.97 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1997
Publisher   Routledge
ISBN  9057020866  
ISBN13  9789057020865  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wendy Gunn is associate professor of design anthropology at Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. She has published widely on the relation between design and anthropology and has extensive experience of collaborating with industry, companies and the public sector as an integral part of research and teaching.

Ton Otto has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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