Browsing Center for Pacific Islands Studies by Subject "globalization"

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  • Otto, Ton; Verloop, Robert J (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 1996)
    The mudmen tradition of the Asaro people in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea has become an internationally recognized symbol of that country and also an evocative image of “primitive man” in general. This ...
  • Hviding, Edvard (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 2003)
    In this paper, I critically examine a number of notions about interdisciplinary research approaches to the challenges posed by the world today. I juxtapose this critique with a discussion of interdisciplinary developments ...
  • Thaman, Konai Helu (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 2003)
    As part of a larger effort to reflect critically on the nature, scope, and processes of colonialism in Oceania, decolonizing the field of Pacific studies must focus on the impact of colonialism on people’s minds—particularly ...
  • Alexeyeff, Kalissa (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 2008)
    Male to female cross-dressing and performing have a long indigenous history in the Cook Islands. In recent years, Western-style drag shows have also been included in the Cook Islands cross-dressing repertoire. This article ...
  • Otsuka, Yuko (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 2007)
    This paper examines the sociolinguistic situation in Tonga and discusses its relevance to language maintenance in Polynesia. The environment surrounding Tongan is not visibly ominous: it is an official language of an ...
  • Nero, Karen L; Murray, Fermina Brel; Burton, Michael L (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 2000)
    Economic and political changes in Palau in the last two decades have led to a rapid increase in the numbers of foreign workers. At current levels of growth, Palauans could become a minority in their own country. We examine ...
  • Foster, Robert J (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 1999)
    What is the agenda of Melanesianist anthropology in the era of globalization? I advocate thinking of Melanesia as a site for the ongoing configuration of global flows of images and ideas, capital and commodities, people ...
  • Bertram, Geoff (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 1999)
    Developed in the mid 1980s to explain economic processes in New Zealand’s sphere of influence in the Pacific islands, the mirab model has proved applicable across a wide range of island economies. Identifying features of ...
  • Firth, Stewart (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 2007)
    Globalization is having its most transformative effects in the Pacific in three areas of economic and political life: trade, labor, and security. The global move from protection to free trade has reached the Pacific and ...
  • Baker, Jonathan D (University of Hawai‘i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 2012)
    This article focuses on kava (Piper methysticum G. Forst, Piperaceae) in its various forms: plant, beverage, medicine, and dietary supplement. Specifically, I examine a relatively unexplored dimension of kava’s use: the ...
  • Finney, Ben (University of Hawai'i Press / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 1999)
    By focusing on the invented, socially constructed aspects of cultural revival in the Pacific, analysts have slighted the right of indigenous peoples to recall their remembered past and employ elements from it for contemporary ...

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