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Decolonizing cultures in the Pacific : reading history and trauma in contemporary fiction

Author: Susan Y Najita
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2008, ©2006.
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proposes that the traumatic history of contact and colonization has become a crucial means by which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, ways of knowing, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Y Najita
ISBN: 041546885X 9780415468855 9780415366694 0415366690 9780203019405 0203019407
OCLC Number: 244103604
Notes: "First published in paperback 2008."
Description: xviii, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Trauma and the construction of race in John Dominis Holt's Waimea summer --
Recounting the past, telling new futures : Albert Wendt's Leaves of the banyan tree and the "tropical" cure --
"Fostering" a new vision of Maori community : trauma, history, and genealogy in Keri Hulme's The bone people --
"Talking in circles" : disrupting the logic of property in Gary Pak's The watcher of Waipuna --
Making Pakeha history : familial resemblances in Jane Campion's The piano.
Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 14.
Responsibility: Susan Y. Najita.
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