A History of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific: The Formation of Identities / Edition 1by Donald Denoon, Philippa Mein-Smith, Marivic Wyndham
Pub. Date: 11/27/2000
This book provides an arresting interpretation of the history of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific from the earliest settlements to the present. Usually viewed in isolation, these societies are covered here in a single account, in which the authors show how the peoples of the region constructed their own identities and influenced those of their
This book provides an arresting interpretation of the history of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific from the earliest settlements to the present. Usually viewed in isolation, these societies are covered here in a single account, in which the authors show how the peoples of the region constructed their own identities and influenced those of their neighbours.
By broadening the focus to the regional level, this volume develops analyses - of economic, social and political history - which transcend national boundaries. The result is a compelling work which both describes the aspirations of European settlers and reveals how the dispossessed and marginalized indigenous peoples negotiated their own lives as best they could. The authors demonstrate that these stories are not separate but rather strands of a single history.
Table of Contents
Part I: Foundations of Contemporary Identities.
1. Representations of Regional, National and 'Ethnic' Identities.
Not a Self-Evident Region.
2. Patterns of Pre-European Settlement and Interaction.
Austronesians, Lapita, Polynesians: Chronologies and Charters.
What Held Societies Together?.
Dealing with Outsiders.
3. Intersecting Worlds.
'Scientific Discoveries' and Conceptual Maps.
Encounters in the Twentieth Century.
Maori Discovery of Aborigines.
4. Depopulation and Immigration.
Colonization and Settlement.
Part II: New Societies and Economies.
5. New Social Forms.
Convicts and Settlers.
Protestants and Polynesians.
The Catholic Revival.
The New Laws.
Tensions Between Empires.
Sport and Civilization.
6. Struggles for Land.
Maori and Pakeha.
Australian Squatters and Selectors.
Island Plantations and Cooperatives.
Land, Sovereignty and War.
Land and Destinies.
Eldorado v. Arcadia.
Types of Mining Enterprise.
Mining in the Islands.
8. Labour Relations.
The Convicts in Australia.
A French Australia?.
Segregated Labour Markets.
Part III: New States and Social Identities.
9. New States.
An Imagined Region.
The Entrepreneurial States.
Australian Federation and Manifest Destinies.
10. New Settler Societies.
Men's Countries, Women's Rights.
Whom to Exclude.
Settler Societies and Cultural Expressions.
11. Capital and Labour: Resisting Globalization.
Boom and Bust.
Arbitration and Protection.
The Family and the Gender Division of Labour.
12. Be Prepared!.
Populate or Perish.
Part IV: Wars and Reconstructions.
13. The Great War.
Mothers, Sisters and Wives.
Women's War Service.
The Odd Woman Out: Ettie Rout.
14. Anxious Peace.
The Great Depression.
Eugenics and King Baby.
For Art and Country: The Literature of Nation-Building.The Island Dependencies.
Maori and Aboriginal Initiatives.
15. War in Europe, and in the Pacific.
War in Europe.
War in the Pacific.
Women and Men.
Plans and Visions of Reconstruction.
New Zealand: Equality of Opportunity.
Bringing the Australian Intelligentsia to Heel.
Cold War, the American Alliance and Nuclear Politics.
Colonial Administrations Restored.
Migration from Europe, Polynesia, Asia.
Maori and Aboriginal Urbanization.
Part V: Reflections on Contemporary Identities.
17. Expanding Citizenship.
Torres Strait Islanders.
South Sea Islanders.
Maori Revival and the Waitangi Tribunal.
Women's Liberation and Feminist Politics.
New Zealand and Australian Dependencies.
19. Globalization and National Identities.
The Closer Economic Relationship.
Muldoon and Douglas.
Australia and APEC.
Global or Regional?.
20. Popular Culture.
An Australian Hoax.
American Influence and Local Invention.
From Bush to Beach Australia.
Clean, Green New Zealand.
Globalism and Parochialism.
21. Contemporary Identities.
Regional Crises and Security.
Wallace's Other Line.
Defining Aotearoa/New Zealand.
A Coherent Region.
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