Islands, Islanders and the World: The Colonial and Post-colonial Experience of Eastern Fiji

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This is a book about Fiji, a country whose recent political instability can be traced directly to its distinctive colonial and post-colonial experience. For one particular region of Fiji, the authors examine the environmental, social, and economic aspects of this experience, at scales ranging from national and regional to island, village, and household. The authors explore in depth the inter-relations among the island landscape, the cultural geography of the islanders, and the intrusive values and opportunties of the market economy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521030083
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Human Geography Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Foreword: the MAB Programme and the Eastern Fiji Project G. Glaser; Editorial note; 1. On the study of islands, people and events; 2. The island landscape; 3. Capitalism and colonialism in the periphery; 4. Physical and economic externalities and their impact; 5. Vulnerability in a changing society; 6. Pampered periphery?; 7. Villages of adaptation: Batiki and Kabara; 8. Adaptation or stagnation? the case of Koro; 9. Villages of change: Taveuni and Lakeba; 10. Regional development for an island periphery; 11. Island studies and geography; Appendix: publications of the UNESCO/UNFPA Easter Fiji Project; References; Index.

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