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Tu galala : social change in the Pacific / edited by David Robie.

Contributor(s): Robie, David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. ; Annandale, N.S.W. : Bridget Williams Books/Pluto Press Australia, 1992Description: 233 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0908912145 (BWB : pbk.) :; 0949138851 (Pluto).Subject(s): Culture conflict -- Pacific Area | Pacific Area -- Social conditions | Pacific Area -- Military relations -- Foreign countries | Pacific Area -- Colonial influence | Pacific Area -- Politics and government | Pacific Area -- History -- Autonomy and independence movementsDDC classification:
Contents:
Pacific overview: not so new world order / Robert T. Robertson with Akosita Tamanisau -- People's movements in the Pacific / Rita Baua -- Militarism in the Pacific and the case of Fiji / Owen Wilkes and Sitiveni Ratuva -- Chiefs and commoners: the indigenous dilemma / Jone Dakuvula -- Environment: "Who gives a damn?"/ Bunny McDiarmid -- Bouganville and mining: "Breaking all five fingers" / Roger Moody -- Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific / Liem Soei Liong -- Human rights: abductions and torture / David Robie -- Aotearoa: Tino Rangatiratanga / Pauline E. Tangiora -- Belau: nuclea free isles under siege / Ed Rampell -- Fiji: women, poverty and post coup pressure / 'Atu Emberson-Bain -- Kanaky: the "peace" signed with our blood / Susana Ounei-Small -- Tahiti: in bondage to the bomb / Marie-Therese and Bengt Danielsson -- Tonga: the day of reckoning / S. 'Akilisi Pohiva -- Western Samoa: reclaiming our cultural memory / Tialetagi Poumau -- Afterword: Looking for leadership / Richard Naidu.
Summary: The Pacific is in upheaval -- growing poverty, nuclear testing, independence struggles, militarisation and massive social dislocation are pressing, often intractable issues. In "Tu Galala" (meaning freedom), indigenous and palagi writers describe the impact of these influences on their people. Topics covered include the Bougainville crisis and the environmental impact of mining on indigenous communities in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea; hazardous waste dumping and the Johnson Atoll chemical weapons burn off controversy; human rights violations in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and East Timor; "development" in Kanaky/New Caledonia, and tino rangatiratanga in Aotearoa/New Zealand ..." -- Back cover.
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Maps on endpapers.

Indexed: Index New Zealand, 0113-6526.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-224) and index.

Part one: The region -- Pacific overview: not so new world order / Robert T. Robertson with Akosita Tamanisau -- People's movements in the Pacific / Rita Baua -- Militarism in the Pacific and the case of Fiji / Owen Wilkes and Sitiveni Ratuva -- Chiefs and commoners: the indigenous dilemma / Jone Dakuvula -- Environment: "Who gives a damn?"/ Bunny McDiarmid -- Bouganville and mining: "Breaking all five fingers" / Roger Moody -- Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific / Liem Soei Liong -- Human rights: abductions and torture / David Robie -- Part two: case studies -- Aotearoa: Tino Rangatiratanga / Pauline E. Tangiora -- Belau: nuclea free isles under siege / Ed Rampell -- Fiji: women, poverty and post coup pressure / 'Atu Emberson-Bain -- Kanaky: the "peace" signed with our blood / Susana Ounei-Small -- Tahiti: in bondage to the bomb / Marie-Therese and Bengt Danielsson -- Tonga: the day of reckoning / S. 'Akilisi Pohiva -- Western Samoa: reclaiming our cultural memory / Tialetagi Poumau -- Afterword: Looking for leadership / Richard Naidu.

The Pacific is in upheaval -- growing poverty, nuclear testing, independence struggles, militarisation and massive social dislocation are pressing, often intractable issues. In "Tu Galala" (meaning freedom), indigenous and palagi writers describe the impact of these influences on their people. Topics covered include the Bougainville crisis and the environmental impact of mining on indigenous communities in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea; hazardous waste dumping and the Johnson Atoll chemical weapons burn off controversy; human rights violations in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and East Timor; "development" in Kanaky/New Caledonia, and tino rangatiratanga in Aotearoa/New Zealand ..." -- Back cover.

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