Tides Of History / Edition 1

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A critical analysis of the nature of the social, political, economic and cultural experiences of the Pacific Island peoples in colonial and contemporary times, divided into three parts: an examination of the islands under colonial rule until the beginning of WWII; an account of the processes of decolonization up to the present; and a thematic look at a range of postcolonial issues from nuclear politics to cultural identity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824815974
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Preface
Contributors
Pt. 1 Colonisation 1
1 Pre-colonial times 3
2 Imperial manoeuvres 29
3 Holland, Britain, and German in Melanesia 40
4 Britain, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand in Polynesia 71
5 Patterns of colonial rule in Micronesia 93
6 France in Melanesia and Polynesia 119
Pt. 2 Towards decolonisation 147
7 World War Two 149
8 Britain 170
9 Australia and New Zealand 195
10 United States 227
11 France 258
Pt. 3 Uncertain times 281
12 Regionalism and nationalism 283
13 Strategic and nuclear issues 300
14 Economic development and dependency 325
15 Social change 350
16 Political institutions 381
17 Representations of cultural identities 406
18 The passage out 435
Index 462
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