Globalization and Culture Change in the Pacific Islands

Globalization and Culture Change in the Pacific Islands

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For courses in Pacific Island (Oceania) Peoples and Cultures, Anthropology courses on Peoples of Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia and Development Studies courses on the impact of globalization. Bringing together top specialists in the anthropology of Oceania, this text offers insight into the major social, economic and political transformations that are taking place in Pacific Island societies. The authors present real-life cases of communities that are dealing with specific processes of globalization. The case studies reflect the many different cultural contexts of island societies as they formulate their own responses to various issues.show more

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  • Paperback | 493 pages
  • 178 x 232 x 32mm | 799.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130421731
  • 9780130421739
  • 1,997,470

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. The Global Imperative and Pacific Island Societies, Victoria S. Lockwood. 2. Need the Pacific Always Be So Pacific?, Robert Borofsky. II. GLOBAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, AND ETHNIC CONFLICT. 3. Crime and "Tribal" Warfare in Papua New Guinea, Paul Roscoe. 4. Fiji's Coups: The Politics of Representation and the Representation of Politics, Martha Kaplan. 5. Legal Pluralism in Pacific Island Societies, Richard Scaglion. 6. Stepping Stones to National Consciousness: The Solomon Islands Case, Christine Jourdan. 7. Print Advertising and Nation Making in Metropolitan Papua New Guinea, Robert J. Foster. III. GLOBAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, TRANSNATIONALISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 8. Tongans Are All Connected: Tongan Transnationalism, Helen Morton Lee. 9. Global Imperatives and Local Desires: Competing Economic and Environmental Interests in Melanesian Communities, Martha Macintyre and Simon Foale. 10. Transnationalism and Transformation in Samoan Society, Cluny MacPherson. 11. Wave and Reflection: Charting Marshallese Participation in Globalizing Processes, Jim Hess. 12. Market Highs: Alcohol, Drugs, and the Global Economy in Oceania, Mac Marshall. 13. Recovering and Rebuilding After the Tsunami in Papua New Guinea: International Aid and Village Aspirations, Robert Welsch. 14. The Meanings of Work in Contemporary Palau: Policy Implications of Globalization in the Pacific, Karen L. Nero, Femina Brel Murray, and Michael L. Burton. 15. Environmental Change, Economic Development, and Emigration in Tuvalu, John Connell. IV. IDENTITIES AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS. 16. Toward an Ethnographically Grounded Study of Modernity in Papua New Guinea, Deborah Gewertz and Fred Errignton. 17. Placing Tahitian Identities: Rooted in Land and Enmeshed in Representations, Miriam Kahn. 18. The Impact of the Pacific War on Modern Micronesian Identity, Linnette Poyer, Suzanne Falgout and Laurence M. Carucci. 19. Tradition Sells: Identity Merchandise in the Island Pacific, Jocelyn Linnekin. 20. Cannibalizing, Commodifying, or Creating Culture? Power and Art in Sepik River Tourism, Eric K. Silverman. V. SOCIAL RELATIONS, COMMUNITY, AND WELL-BEING. 21. Kilem Taem (Killing Time) in a Postcolonial Town: Young People and Settlements in Port Vila, Vanuatu, Jean Mitchell. 22. South Seas Confidential: The Politics of Interethnic Relationships in Colonial Samoa, Paul Shankman. 23. Pushing Children Up: Maternal Obligation, Health and Illness in the Tongan Ethnoscape, Heather Young Leslie. 24. Transformation of Person and Place on Enewetak and Ujelang Atoll, Lawrence M. Carucci. VI. GLOBAL/LOCAL RELIGIONS. 25. Between Earth and Heaven: Living in the Last Missionary Frontier, John Barker. 26. Converted Worlds, Converted Lives: History and Opposition in Agarabi Adventism, George Westermark.show more

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