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The Cambridge history of the Pacific Islanders

Author: Donald Denoon
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2004, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders makes a landmark contribution to our understanding of this expansive and diverse region. Donald Denoon has assembled an outstanding team of scholars to produce a history that is as lively and provocative as it is rigorous and comprehensive. While it acknowledges the great diversity of Pacific peoples' cultures and experiences, the book looks for common patterns and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Denoon
ISBN: 0521003547 9780521003544
OCLC Number: 316869258
Description: xvi, 518 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Pacific to 1941 --
Contending approaches / Jocelyn Linnekin --
Human settlement / Donald Denoon --
Pacific edens?: myths and realities of primitive affluence / Donald Denoon --
Discovering outsiders / Malama Meleisea and Penelope Schoeffel --
Land, labour and independent development / Donald Denoon --
New political orders / Jocelyn Linnekin --
New economic orders: land, labour and dependency / Donald Denoon --
Colonial administration and the invention of the native / Stewart Firth --
The Pacific since 1941 --
The war in the Pacific / Stewart Firth --
A nuclear Pacific / Stewart Firth and Karin von Strokirch --
The material world remade / Karen Nero --
The ideological world remade / Jocelyn Linnekin --
The end of insularity / Karen Nero.
Responsibility: edited by Donald Denoon [and others].

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An authoritative and comprehensive history of the Pacific islanders from 40,000 BC to the present day.  Read more...
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' ... this work makes a landmark contribution to our understanding of the Pacific Islands.' University of New South Wales Centre for South Pacific Studies Newsletter

 
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