Narratives of Nation in the South Pacific (Studies in by Ton Otto,Thomas Otto,Ton and Thomas Otto

By Ton Otto,Thomas Otto,Ton and Thomas Otto

it truly is remarkable that during many Pacific international locations, 'national' narratives are subordinate to different primary ancient imaginings, corresponding to these pertaining to neighborhood political dynasties and conversion to Christianity. whereas leaders in Pacific states have often sought to valid new countries via neighborhood 'tradition' and 'custom', those structures of id often masks divisions coming up from gender, hierarchy, and different social relationships. those stories from Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa and the cook dinner Islands upload a lot to our wisdom of old imaginings and modern tradition within the Pacific, yet elevate wider questions about the present transformation of nationwide identities.

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