A History Of The Pacific Islands / Edition 1

A History Of The Pacific Islands / Edition 1

by Steven Roger Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333949765

ISBN-13: 9780333949764

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The Pacific islanders were once viewed as naive victims of foreign exploitation although this book argues that the island identity of the Pacific people was strong before the arrival of the first Europeans and that although human confrontation and interaction had a major impact on the island communities, the latter co-directed the changes that took place. This is a…  See more details below

Overview

The Pacific islanders were once viewed as naive victims of foreign exploitation although this book argues that the island identity of the Pacific people was strong before the arrival of the first Europeans and that although human confrontation and interaction had a major impact on the island communities, the latter co-directed the changes that took place. This is a good general history to the Pacific people and their rich heritage from 40,000 years ago to the present day, exploring both human and environmental factors in producing change and providing the historical context for understanding socio-cultural developments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333949764
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Palgrave Essential Histories
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents


The First Islanders
• Melanesians, Micronesians, Polynesians
• The European Trespass
• The Second Colonization
• New Pacific Identities
• Pacific Islanders in Transit
• Reinventing Pacific Islands
• The 'New Pacific'

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