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Decolonizing cultures in the Pacific reading history and trauma in contemporary fiction by Susan Y. Najita

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Pacific Island fiction (English) -- History and criticism,
  • Decolonization in literature,
  • Indigenous peoples in literature,
  • Oceania -- In literature,
  • Hawaii -- In literature,
  • New Zealand -- In literature,
  • Samoa -- In literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSusan Y. Najita.
SeriesRoutledge research in postcolonial literatures -- 14
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9645 .N35 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 236 p. :
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23671915M
ISBN 109780415468855, 9780415366694, 9780203019405
LC Control Number2009482055

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'This is an arresting and important work - one whose time has come. In a boldly reimagined history of Pacific decolonisation as a struggle over not only territories, but bodies, minds, and cultures, Tracey Banivanua Mar shows us how Oceanic peoples engaged with a world-wide political consciousness, committed to asserting their own histories and cturer: Cambridge University Press. Her first book Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific: Reading History and Trauma in Contemporary Fiction (Routledge ) discussed the history of contact and colonization in the Pacific and how indigenous writers from Hawai‘i, Samoa, and Aotearoa / New Zealand creatively engage this traumatic history in their fictional works. Her research. Decolonization is a political process. In extreme circumstances, there is a war of often, there is a dynamic cycle where negotiations fail, minor disturbances ensue resulting in suppression by the police and military forces, escalating into more violent revolts that lead to further negotiations until independence is granted. In rare cases, the actions of the pro-independence. school curricula include Pacific texts, Indigenous scholars of the field struggle to publish research, and few book-length treatments of Pacific literatures have achieved publication. It is tempting, then, to applaud the arrival of any critical text, simply on the basis of .