Sniffing Oceania’s Behind

Date
2012
Authors
Diaz, Vicente M.
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University of Hawai‘i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Abstract
Part tribute to the late Epeli Hau‘ofa and part reflective historiography, this essay examines the figure of the anus in Hau‘ofa’s short story Kisses in the Nederends in order to open up an inquiry into an olfactory history of Oceania. My broader goal is to augment if not challenge canonical methods still heavily reliant on literacy and visuality, and realist modalities that I believe are inadequate to the task of apprehending subaltern aspects of Oceania’s ongoing past.
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Pacific Islands history, Pacific Islands historiography, Native Pacific cultural studies, narratology, Epeli Hau‘ofa
Citation
Diaz, V. M. 2012. Sniffing Oceania’s Behind. The Contemporary Pacific 24 (2): 323-344.
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