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Lal, Brij V.

Works: 116 works in 339 publications in 1 language and 8,716 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: DU600, 995
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Publications about Brij V Lal
Publications by Brij V Lal
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Most widely held works by Brij V Lal
Broken waves a history of the Fiji Islands in the twentieth century by Brij V Lal( file )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
Plantation workers resistance and accommodation ( file )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
The lives of plantation laborers are usually depicted in terms reminiscent of eighteenth-century soldiering - nasty, brutish, and short. While the structures governing their lives varied from place to place and over time, the authoritarian and coercive nature of the plantation system itself remained pervasive. Recent research has shown, however, that the responses of plantation workers to the demands of their workplace were in fact quite variable, from acquiescence to outright rebellion, from collaboration with management to attempts to carve out private lives offering a sense of self-esteem. By focusing on the relationship between resistance and accommodation, Plantation Workers provides the first systematic examination of the kinds of responses offered to the plantation regime. The essays cast an analytical eye over the contexts of workers' lives within which resistance and accommodation were played out. Looking at these responses as two aspects of the same activity, contributors account for the circumstances under which worker resistance could be mounted and, conversely, employer pressure sustained. Most chapters focus on the Pacific Islands, but the collection includes studies from Latin America and Australia, enabling a comparative evaluation of the actual working experiences of plantation laborers and a more nuanced understanding of the people who labored in the "factories in the field." Plantation Workers is a valuable addition to Pacific Islands historiography, comparative labor history, the history of race relations, and peasant studies
Tides of history the Pacific Islands in the twentieth century by K. R Howe( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
Bittersweet an Indo-Fijian experience ( file )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
"Bittersweet marks the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the first girmitiyas in Fiji. Ranging across the past and present, these essays, memoirs, short fiction and poetry introduce readers to Indo-Fijians and their world. The collection includes commentaries on sport, health, education and psychology, punctuated by vignettes of social interaction, familial relations and the pain of displacement." "Illustrated with rich colour photographs, Bittersweet is a testament to the complexity of the Indo-Fijian experience."--BOOK JACKET
The Pacific Islands : an encyclopedia ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Island profiles include American Samoa, Chatham Islands, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Rotuma, French Polynesia, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, Irian Jaya, Kermadec islands, Kirbati, Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Malden Island, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Niue, Norfolk island, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Bonin Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Rapanui, Easter Island, Ryukyu Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Torres Strait Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu Wallis and Futuna
Coup reflections on the political crisis in Fiji ( file )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
This book gathers together a handful of memoirs of the tragic events in Fiji from may 19, 2000, when the democratically elected multiracial government was hijacked by a group of armed gunmen led by George Speight, and held hostage for fifty days
The encyclopedia of the Indian diaspora by Brij V Lal( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora is the first comprehensive survey of Indian communities around the world. Over 30 contextual features show the initiatives taken by these communities and the contributions they have made both internationally and to their host societies, in areas as diverse as literature, cuisine, popular culture, sports and political life. The greater part of the book consists of 44 country/region profiles covering all parts of the world. Written by over 60 scholars from across the globe, most of whom are from the diaspora, the encyclopedia provides insights into the experiences of a people about whom much is often assumed but little is actually known. The recent expansion of the Indian diaspora, now some 20-million strong and growing, is a social transformation of global significance. Many members of the diaspora have reached the highest levels of global commerce and trade, international public service and diplomacy, the professionals and academia. In addition, the creative literature from and about the diaspora holds a distinctive and distinguished place in the world's literary imagination
Politics in Fiji : studies in contemporary history ( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Texts and contexts : reflections in Pacific Islands historiography by Doug Munro( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
"Texts and Contexts is concerned with the development of Pacific Islands history as a specialization in its own right. Specifically, this volume examines the foundational texts that pioneered and consolidated the new subdiscipline and served as the building blocks and stepping stone for further developments in the field. The earliest text put under the microscope is Ralph Kuykendall's first volume of The Hawaiian Kingdom (1938) and the most recent is Bernard Smith's Imagining the Pacific (1992). Thirty-three other texts, all of which represent defining points in the development of Pacific Islands historiography, are examined."--BOOK JACKET
Pacific places, Pacific histories : essays in honor of Robert C. Kiste by Brij V Lal( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Islands of turmoil : elections and politics in Fiji by Brij V Lal( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Stopover by Bruce Connew( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"Indians first arrived in Fiji as indentured laborers in 1879. Since the Rabuka coup d'etat in 1987, and three subsequent Fiji coups, Indian-Fijians have been emigrating from the country in earnest. Stopover is a haunting suite of photographs by New Zealand artist Bruce Connew from the tiny Indian-Fijian sugar cane settlement of Vatiyaka, taken during seven visits between June 2000 and November 2003, placing an extended family inside the story of migration. Connew's narrative captions and a story by Brij V. Lal take the reader to the heart of an embattled life."--Publisher's web site
Fiji before the storm : elections and the politics of development by Brij V Lal( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Pacific journeys by Peter Hendrie( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
This volume of photographs is an evocative visual testament of tropical life in the Pacific. The diversity of cultures and physical beauty of these island groups and countries in the world's largest ocean were photographed by Peter Hendrie during numerous Pacific journeys
Pacific Islands history : journeys and transformations ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Electoral systems in divided societies : the Fiji constitution review ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
In 1987, Fiji had its first change of government since the country became independent in 1970. ... A new Constitution was drawn up to replace the one adopted at Independence in 1970. ... The 1990 Constitution contained provisions for its own review within seven years (Section 161). The Review was eventually 2 commissioned in March 1995, and reported in September 1996. ... The chapters in this book assess the CRC's recommendations about the system of electing members of Parliament. ... The following chapters are based on papers presented at a workshop held at ANU's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies in Canberra in January 1997"--Introduction
Girmitiyas : the origins of the Fiji Indians by Brij V Lal( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Another way : the politics of constitutional reform in post-coup Fiji by Brij V Lal( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Fiji ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Power and prejudice : the making of the Fiji crisis by Brij V Lal( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
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Brij V. Lal
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