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Development and Negative Constructions of Ethnic Identity: Responses to Asian Fisheries Investment in the Pacific

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Title:Development and Negative Constructions of Ethnic Identity: Responses to Asian Fisheries Investment in the Pacific
Authors:Barclay, Kate
Keywords:nationalism
development
postdevelopment
fisheries
Solomon Islands
show 1 morePapua New Guinea
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LC Subject Headings:Oceania -- Periodicals
Date Issued:2012
Publisher:University of Hawai‘i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Citation:Barclay, K. 2012. Development and Negative Constructions of Ethnic Identity: Responses to Asian Fisheries Investment in the Pacific. The Contemporary Pacific 24 (1): 33-63.
Abstract:This article explores ethnic identities in representations of tuna fishing and canning companies in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. One point raised by the analysis is that while national identities in these countries are often disrupted by subnational ethnic identities, strong nationalist discourses pervade representations of these companies. The nationalism apparent in responses to these companies is negative, reacting against perceived exploitation by foreigners through narratives of corporate wrongdoing. This article investigates the significance of this style of identification and questions whether the national identities entailed in negative representations of foreign investment constitute resistance against development or a disempowering victim identification that reifies a subordinate position in the world political economy.
Pages/Duration:31 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/27079
ISSN:1043-898X
Appears in Collections: TCP [The Contemporary Pacific], 2012 - Volume 24, Number 1


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