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dc.contributor.author Neumann, Klaus en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-30T00:12:04Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-10-30T00:12:04Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1994 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Neumann, K. 1994. "In Order to Win Their Friendship": Renegotiating First Contact. The Contemporary Pacific 6 (1): 111-45. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12959 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article discusses five different approaches to writing first contact. Numerous rereadings of the history of early colonial encounters in the Americas have been published in anticipation or in the wake of the Columbus quincentenary; three different varieties of quincentennial revisionism are identified and contextualized: the authors discussed either emphasize the fatality of colonial impact, stress indigenous agency and privilege indigenous perspectives, or focus on European colonial discourse. The article also looks at recent writings of Anne Salmond and Paul Carter on first contact. It investigates the relevance of these rewritings of first contact for Pacific Island historians. It argues for a heightened sense of selfawareness about the politics of historical representation. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals. en_US
dc.title "In Order to Win Their Friendship": Renegotiating First Contact en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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