On the Edge? Deserts, Oceans, Islands

dc.contributor.author Jolly, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-26T00:45:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-26T00:45:46Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.description.abstract This paper starts with a playful interrogation of being “on the edge” of California from the perspective of a millennial experience “in the center” of Australia— partly to suggest my own location, but also to suggest how imagined geographies of edges and centers, of peripheries and interiors are geopolitical mirages. It then moves to a consideration of how representations of deep time, in being “on the edge” or inhabiting “a sea of islands” relate to the contemporary politics of indigeneity and diaspora in the Pacific. While acknowledging the differences between Islanders of different regions and countries, the co-presence of the values of “roots” and “routes” is stressed. The varied relation of indigeneity and diaspora is explored through visual arts displayed in museums and cultural festivals in Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and Australia.
dc.identifier.citation Jolly, M. 2001. On the Edge? Deserts, Oceans, Islands. Special issue, The Contemporary Pacific 13 (2): 417-66.
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/13578
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies
dc.subject anthropology
dc.subject cultural studies
dc.subject culture
dc.subject history
dc.subject Pacific studies
dc.subject representation
dc.subject visual arts
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals.
dc.title On the Edge? Deserts, Oceans, Islands
dc.type Article
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