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Title Belonging in Oceania : movement, place-making and multiple identifications / edited by Elfriede Hermann, Wolfgang Kempf and Toon van Meijl
Edition First edition
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 221 pages)
Series Pacific perspectives : studies of the European society for Oceanists ; volume 3
Pacific perspectives ; v. 3
Contents Introduction : movement, place-making and cultural identification : multiplicities of belonging / Wolfgang Kempf, Toon van Meijl and Elfriede Hermann -- Culture as experience : constructing identities through cross-cultural encounters / Eveline Dürr -- 'Forty plus different tribes' : displacement, place-making and aboriginal tribal names on Palm Island, Australia / Lise Garond -- Coconuts and the landscape of underdevelopment on Panapompom, Papua New Guinea / Will Rollason -- Invisible villages in the city : Niuean constructions of place and identity in Auckland / Hilke Thode-Arora -- Migration and identity : Cook Islanders' relation to land / Arno Pascht -- Protestantism among the Pacific peoples in New Zealand : mobility, cultural identifications, and generational shifts / Yannick Fer and Gwendoline Malogne-Fer -- Identity and belonging in cross-cultural friendship : Maori and Pakeha experiences / Agnes Brandt -- Epilogue : uncertain futures of belonging : consequences of climate change and sea-level rise in Oceania / Wolfgang Kempf and Elfriede Hermann
Summary Ethnographic case studies explore what it means to ""belong"" in Oceania, as contributors consider ongoing formations of place, self and community in connection with travelling, internal and international migration. The chapters apply the multi-dimensional concepts of movement, place-making and cultural identifications to explain contemporary life in Oceanic societies. The volume closes by suggesting that constructions of multiple belongings-and, with these, the relevant forms of mobility, place-making and identifications-are being recontextualized and modified by emerging discourses of clima
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Belonging (Social psychology) -- Oceania -- Case studies.
Ethnology -- Oceania -- Case studies.
Group identity -- Oceania -- Case studies.
Intergroup relations -- Oceania -- Case studies.
Place (Philosophy) -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hermann, Elfriede, editor
Kempf, Wolfgang (Anthropologist), editor
Meijl, Toon van, editor
ISBN 1782384162 (electronic bk.)
9781782384168 (electronic bk.)