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    • Female Japanese Citizens in New Caledonia: Pre-December 8, 1941 

      Ward, Rowena (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      In January 1941, the Japanese female population in New Caledonia included the Japan-born as well as former French citizens and subjects, Dutch subjects (primarily Javanese) and local Indigenous Kanak women who were married ...
    • Food security in Solomon Islands: Preliminary results from a survey of the Honiara Central Market 

      Georgeou, Nichole; Hawksley, Charles; Monks, James (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      This article presents preliminary descriptive data findings from a study focusing on vendors and produce at the Honiara Central Market (HCM), the largest fresh food market in Solomon Islands and the main source of fresh ...
    • From contrapuntal writing to antipodal carving: Paul Gauguin's Polynesian "Afternoon of a Faun" 

      Viselli, Antonio (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      This article examines the adaptation of Mallarmé’s symbolist poem, “The Afternoon of a Faun,” by Paul Gauguin. During his first trip to Tahiti, Gauguin carved a cylindrical wooden totem that recreates the faun’s lustful ...
    • The future of Pacific regionalism: Challenges and prospects 

      Tukuitonga, Colin (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula vinaka. Bonjour. Kia ora and Good Evening. It’s a great pleasure to be here today. I want to say vinaka vaka levu and thank Professor Steven Ratuva for inviting me to speak. I have been asked to ...
    • Girmit, postmemory, and Subramani 

      Long, Maebh (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      The centenary of indenture in Fiji was celebrated with public displays, speeches, parades, and publications. The momentum for critical and creative response grew in tandem with the wave of publications inspired by the end ...
    • Governance paradoxes and pathways in Pacific Island countries 

      Prasad, Satyendra (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      My talk today focusses on certain key questions that relate to the governance ecosystem of Pacific Island Countries (PICS). Firstly, I argue that policy makers, governments and Pacific citizens have systematically undervalued ...
    • Grace’s interstitial Oceanic memory in Alan Duff’s Once were warriors 

      Largeaud-Ortéga, Sylvie (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      An exercise in symptomatic reading, this paper studies Alan Duff’s Once Were Warriors (1990) from a postcolonial perspective. It claims that the novel invokes Oceanic memory more than its author is willing to admit. Against ...
    • Hegemony and counter hegemony in Fiji 

      Ramesh, Sanjay (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      The article analyses Fiji politics by utilising the analytical framework established by neo-Gramscian scholars, who emphasise the role of social forces and constitutive moments in the making of history. Elite hegemony in ...
    • How do people belong in the Pacific? Introduction to this issue 

      Webb-Gannon, Camellia; Ravulo, Jioji (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      In early 2016, the two editors of this issue met together to discuss our common research interests. At that time, one of us (Jioji Ravulo) was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western ...
    • “i am the dreams of your tipuna”: constructing Oceanic memory in contemporary anglophone Māori literature 

      John, Leonie (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      Drawing on the creative output of Witi Ihimaera, Apirana Taylor and Patricia Grace, this article examines how memories related to Oceania are woven into these authors’ prose and verse narratives. After a brief introduction ...
    • Identity among Local Descendants of Early Jewish Settlers in Tahiti, Tonga, and Hawai’i 

      Horowitz, Michael (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      By the mid-19th century there were three key kingdoms in Polynesia: Hawai’i (annexed by the U.S. in 1898; conferred statehood in 1959), Tahiti (annexed by the Republic of France in 1880; conferred collectivity status within ...
    • Indo-Fijian Counter Hegemony in Fiji: A historical structural approach 

      Ramesh, Sanjay (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      Indo-Fijians make up about 37 per cent of Fiji’s current population and have a unique language and culture, which evolved since Indians fist arrived into Fiji as indentured labourers on board the ship Leonidas in 1879. ...
    • The Insecurity Legacy of the Rainbow Warrior Affair: A human rights transition from nuclear to climate-change refugees 

      Robie, David (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      State-backed terrorism as exemplified by the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, the Amsterdam-registered flagship of the Greenpeace environmental movement, on 10 July 1985 in New Zealand, and the assassination of pro-independence ...
    • Language use and language attitudes in New Caledonia with particular reference to French Creole Tayo 

      Bissoonauth, Anu (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      New Caledonia has an unusual language dynamic in comparison to other French overseas territories. In most of these islands, a French Creole is usually the lingua franca and has a lower status than French. In contrast, ...
    • The lessons from the post-WW2 occupation of Japan 

      Radimor, Compel (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      The American military occupation of Japan after 1945 has served as a widely admired example of successful post-conflict management. MacArthur’s General Headquarters not only achieved demilitarization and democratization ...
    • Lila 

      Mishra, Sudesh (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      Evening. Dye from prayer flags mounted on bamboo poles runs into the western sky. They have fluttered here for over a century now and it is impossible to imagine the landscape without them: the mast of bamboo, the spinnaker ...
    • Mediating Publicness: An Analysis of Pacific Audiences’ Desire for a Sphere of their Own in Aotearoa/New Zealand 

      Ross, Tara (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      This paper suggests that Pacific groups are positioned narrowly in New Zealand publicness, often in ways that run counter to Pacific audiences’ demand for in-depth news and information and public debate. Focus groups held ...
    • The notion of ‘constellative thinking’ in Pacific thought: Expanding Oceania. 

      Rakuita, Tuinawi (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      The current paper is a contribution to an ongoing discussion that stemmed from a seminal paper titled “Our Sea of Islands”, by the late Epeli Hau’ofa, Professor of Pacific Studies at the University of the South Pacific. ...
    • Pacific youth, acculturation and identity: The relationship between ethnic identity and well-being - new directions for research 

      Manuela, Sam; Anae, Melani (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2017)
      Given the importance of studying ethnic identity, acculturation and cultural orientation research and scholarship on this phenomenon is rapidly increasing. Moreover there is a groundswell of interest in the relationship ...
    • The performance of memory in Rapanui theatre 

      Fontin, Moira (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2018)
      This article discusses how memory has been crucial in the production of theatre in Rapa Nui. Histories of colonial powers in Rapanui have foster the use of memory as a real source of information, not only to gather information ...