Cultural identity and ethnicity in the Pacific /
edited by Jocelyn Linnekin and Lin Poyer.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, c1990.
vi, 323 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
0824812085 (alk. paper)
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Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, c1990.
0824812085 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 281-307.
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Appeared in Choice on 1990-12:
Offering new insights into ethnicity, this collection is also valuable as an account of the present-day struggles and concerns of Pacific peoples, showing how they deal with both traditions and today's social settings. Particular chapters deal with the ways people define themselves and other groups in two Papua New Guinea societies, Vanuatu, three Micronesian cultures, Australian Aboriginal politics, and New Zealand. Generalizing essays by Linnekin and Howard place the ethnographic studies in the context both of emerging political trends across the Pacific and of distinctive Pacific perspectives on social existence. Of the case studies, the two papers on New Zealand, dealing with Maori funeral rituals and with Maori feminists, deserve special mention, as they uncover the range of political stances and approaches to self-definition found among contemporary Pacific peoples. Essays in this collection are of high quality and are generally clear. Appropriate for upper-division undergraduates and above. -J. Kirkpatrick, Nomos Institute/University of Hawaii at Manoa
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