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Author Salesa, Damon Ieremia, 1972- author

Title An indigenous ocean : Pacific essays / Damon Salesa
Published Wellington, New Zealand : Bridget Williams Books Ltd, 2023


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Description 381 pages ; 25 cm
Contents The Pacific world -- New Zealand and the Pacific -- Race and colonisation -- Samoa's colonial encounters
Summary ''Histories of our Pacific world are richly rendered in these essays by Damon Salesa. From the first Indigenous civilisations that flourished in Oceania to the colonial encounters of the nineteenth century, and on to the complex contemporary relationships between New Zealand and the Pacific, Salesa offers new perspectives on this vast ocean - its people, its cultures, its pasts and its future. Spanning a wide range of topics, from race and migration to Pacific studies and empire, these essays demonstrate Salesa's remarkable scholarship. Bridging the gap between academic disciplines and cultural traditions, Salesa locates Pacific peoples always at the centre of their stories. An Indigenous Ocean is a pivotal contribution to understanding the history and culture of Oceania''--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Pacific Islanders -- History
Pacific Islanders -- New Zealand -- History
Pacific Islanders -- Colonization
SUBJECT Oceania -- History
Oceania -- Colonization
Samoa -- Colonization
ISBN 9781991033604