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New book on Oceania

Edvard Hviding and Knut Rio have just published a new anthology entitled "Made in Oceania. Social Movements, Cultural Heritage and the State in the Pacific"


Through an Introduction and thirteen chapters, the book examines how in the Pacific, cultural heritage is a powerful idiom in post-colonial state-making, as well as a potent mobilizing force in a great diversity of social movements at grassroots level. Detailed studies from Hawaii, Tahiti, Pohnpei, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia explore alternative configurations of authority and state power, and the book as a whole takes the pulse of contemporary Oceania through its broad comparative focus on social movements and a diversity of nation-states.

Publisher: Sean Kingston Publishing

Pages: 353

For more information about the title, please see the publisher's web pages here