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Consuming Transformed Islands: Representing Human Interactions with Mobility Infrastructures with GoPro Cameras in Tahiti Nui, Mā'ohi Nui/French Polynesia

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Title:Consuming Transformed Islands: Representing Human Interactions with Mobility Infrastructures with GoPro Cameras in Tahiti Nui, Mā'ohi Nui/French Polynesia
Authors:Bennett, Elizabeth Mulvey
Contributors:Mawyer, Alexander (advisor)
Pacific Islands Studies (department)
Keywords:Geography
film
GoPro
human-environment relations
Tahiti
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Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:This thesis is centered on the analysis of videos created by filmmakers using GoPro cameras in French Polynesia. It argues that video representations of interactions between filmmakers and the infrastructures that facilitate their mobilities reveal how the filmmakers relate to the transformed landscapes of Tahiti Nui, the Society Islands. The mobility infrastructures that facilitated French invasion and maintain neocolonial power structures transform the built and natural landscape and people’s interactions with and use of these infrastructures is mediated through the use of GoPro cameras. By investigating this body of moving images, I seek to shed light on how mobility infrastructures allow for the movement of capital, ideas, people, and things across built and natural landscapes and between people. I derived two types of interpersonal relationships and activities: romantic and non-romantic dynamic and action activities and non-action.
Description:M.A. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
Pages/Duration:140 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/63242
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Appears in Collections: M.A. - Pacific Islands Studies


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