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Title: Cultural Rupture and Indigeneity: The Challenge of (Re)visioning "Place" in the Pacific 
Author: Gegeo, David Welchman
Date: 2001
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Citation: Gegeo, D. W. 2001. Cultural Rupture and Indigeneity: The Challenge of (Re)visioning "Place" in the Pacific. Special issue, The Contemporary Pacific 13 (2): 491-507.
Abstract: What does it mean to be “indigenous”? Is indigeneity a matter of physical
“space”? Or is it a cognitive-cultural “place”? Or both? How do Islanders negotiate
indigeneity in a time of transnational and interisland migration and cultural
conflict? I examine these and related issues through the lens of recent events in
the Solomon Islands, including the historical pattern of interisland migration, the
recent ethnic cleansing cultural rupture, and the resulting dialogue about identity
and indigeneity among Solomon Islanders living abroad and at home via the
ISSN: 1043-898X
Keywords: colonialism, cultural studies, Pacific history, Pacific studies, politics, postcolonialism, Solomon Islands
LC Subject Headings: Oceania -- Periodicals.

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