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A "Headless" Native Talks Back: Nidoish Naisseline and the Kanak Awakening in 1970s New Caledonia

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dc.contributor.author Chappell, David
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-06T17:22:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-06T17:22:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Chappell, D. 2010. A "Headless" Native Talks Back: Nidoish Naisseline and the Kanak Awakening in 1970s New Caledonia. The Contemporary Pacific 22 (1): 37-70.
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/19981
dc.description.abstract Studies of the Kanak independence movement have tended to focus on the turbulent 1980s in New Caledonia and their aftermath, but the roots of the modern nationalist movement go back to Kanak and Caledonian students who attended universities in France in the 1960s. They were radicalized by what they experienced, including the May 1968 student-worker uprising, and they went home again in 1969 to find colonialism alive and well in their own country. Their protest movement gradually grew into a pro-independence political party, when Jean-Marie Tjibaou was still a moderate cultural activist and political autonomist. The words and actions of Nidoish Naisseline, in particular, merit closer examination in tracing the genealogy of anticolonial Kanak and Caledonian radicalism. They show that when he became high chief on an outer island, his own politics began to change, though he remains to this day a local leader who supports indigenous rights.
dc.format.extent 34 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai‘i Press
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies
dc.subject New Caledonia
dc.subject Nidoish Naisseline
dc.subject Foulards Rouges
dc.subject Kanak independence
dc.subject anticolonialism
dc.subject Third World
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals
dc.title A "Headless" Native Talks Back: Nidoish Naisseline and the Kanak Awakening in 1970s New Caledonia
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: TCP [The Contemporary Pacific], 2010 - Volume 22, Number 1


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