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Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
J. Maarten Troost
0767921992
June 13, 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
Using a format similar to that of his previous work, The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Troost creates another comical and touching travel memoir. Troost and his wife, Sylvia, move from busy Washington, D.C., to Vanuatu, a nation made up of 83 islands in the South Pacific. As Sylvia works for a regional nonprofit, Troost immerses himself in the islands' culture, an odd mix of the islanders' thousand-year-old "kastoms" along with imperialist British and French influences. This really means that Troost gets to live in a nice house while he gets drunk on kava; dodges "a long inferno of magma and a cascade of lava bombs" at the "world's most accessible volcano"; and checks out the "calcified" leftovers from one of Vanuatu's not-so-ancient traditions, cannibalism. At the end of the book, the couple move to Fiji so that...


A Politics of Virtue : Hinduism, Sexuality, and Countercolonial Discourse in Fiji
John D. Kelly
0226430316
January 15, 1992
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Book Description
Kelly opens new questions about dialogue, colonial power, and
changing conditions of political possibility by examining the
connection between politics and sexual morality in the British
colony of Fiji from 1929 to 1932.



Broken Waves
Brij V. Lal
0824814185
Nov 1992
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The Contemporary Pacific
"[A] magisterial history of twentieth-century Fiji.... Lal brings together a wealth of information, much of it previously unavailable."


Fiji
Roseline Ngcheong-Lum
0761409963
April 2000
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Making Majorities: Constituting the Nation in Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Fiji, Turkey, and the United States (Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific.)
Dru C. Gladney (Editor)
0804730482
October 1998
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Law & Empire in the Pacific
Sally Engle Merry
1930618247
Dec 2003
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Booty: Girl Pirates on the High Seas
Sara Lorimer
0760770174
August 2005
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Law & Empire in the Pacific
Sally Engle Merry
1930618255
Dec 2003
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Body, Self, and Society: The View from Fiji
Anne E. Becker
0812213971
November 1995
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Bittersweet: An Indo-fijian Experience
Brij V. Lal (Editor)
1740761170
September 30, 2004
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Islands of History
Marshall David Sahlins
0226733580
April 1987
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Book Description
Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands—Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand—whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in Western scholarship that creates false dichotomies between past and present, between structure and event, between the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology.


Adventurous Spirits: Australian Migrant Society in Pre-Cession Fiji
John Young
0702217042
April 1985
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Fiji
Kathryn Stevens
1567669077
January 2003
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Book Description
Brief and simple overview of the country of Fiji, it's flora, fauna, landscape, history, and people.


Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization
John Dunham Kelly
0226429903
January 2001
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Book Description
In 1983 Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities revolutionized the anthropology of nationalism. Anderson argued that "print capitalism" fostered nations as imagined communities in a modular form that became the culture of modernity.

Now, in Represented Communities, John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan offer an extensive and devastating critique of Anderson's depictions of colonial history, his comparative method, and his political anthropology. The authors build a forceful argument around events in Fiji from World War II to the 2000 coups, showing how focus on "imagined communities" underestimates colonial history and obscures the struggle over legal rights and political representation in postcolonial nation-states. They show that the "self-determining" nation-state actually emerged with the postwar...


A Vision for Change: A.d Patel and the Politics of Fiji (History of development studies)
Brij V. Lal
0731523504


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Fiji and the Fijians James Calvert Mission History
Thomas Williams
0404141900


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Language Contact in a Plantation Environment: A Sociolinguistic History of Fiji
Jeff Siegel
0521325773
April 1987
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Book Description
Jeff Siegel's fascinating book provides a sociolinguistic history of language contact in Fiji where, from the 1860s until 1920, some 90,00 labourers from other Pacific islands and from India worked on the European-owned plantations. It focuses on the pidgins and other, language varieties developed to meet the needs of peoples from different linguistic backgrounds and different cultures, and it brings a new standard of coverage and comprehensiveness to the notion of the 'life cycle' of pidginization and koineization. Importantly, it also includes data on the contemporary linguistic situation that is the legacy of the plantation era. The study is therefore a valuable contribution to our knowledge of an area that has been relatively neglected in sociolinguistics. At the same time, it is a far-sighted and lucid...


The Failure of Democratic Politics in Fiji
Stephanie Lawson
0198273223
January 1991
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Book Description
Using the techniques of the historian, the anthropologist, and the political theorist, Lawson discusses the contemporary political situation in Fiji from both a historical and theoretical viewpoint. Drawing on archival material and fieldwork, she traces the sources of the current divisions in
Fiji to the well-intentioned, but ultimately misguided, ambitions of colonial administrators to protect the way of life of indigenous Fijians. The author comes to the provocative conclusion that Fiji has never really been a democracy in the Western sense of the word.


Sigatoka: The Shifting Sands of Fijian Prehistory : An article from: Asian Perspectives [HTML]
Jeffrey T Clark
B000BED8KE
December 31, 2002
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Clark reviews "Sigatoka: The Shifting Sands of Fijian Prehistory" by Yvonne Marshall, Andrew Crosby, Sepeti Matararaba, and Shannon Wood.This digital document is an article from Asian Perspectives, most recently published by University of Hawaii Press on December 31, 2002. The length of the article is 1270 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Sigatoka: The Shifting Sands of Fijian Prehistory
Author: Jeffrey T Clark
Publication: Asian Perspectives (Book_Review-Favorable)
Date: December 31, 2002
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Volume: 41 Issue: 2 Page: 303Distributed by ProQuest Information and...



Fiji: Coups in Paradise Race, Politics and Military Intervention
Victor Lal
0862327768
December 1990
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Government by the Gun: Fiji and the 2000 Coup
Robert Thomas Robertson
1842771140
October 2002
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Book Description
This up-to-date account of the violent assertion of ethnic Fijian identity reveals the multi-ethnic island as a microcosm of issues confronting many other countries in the modern world. The authors provide a thoughtful investigation into how elite ethnic Fijians responded to their own class insecurity by transposing their racist ideology into the international language of indigenous rights. They reveal how inter-communal conflict often has its origins in the economic and political interests of only a narrow class.

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