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Narratives of 'Kanak identity' in New Caledonia - its concepts and history of Kanak identity struggle

Edo, Junko


The thesis aims to explore and represent 'Kanak identity' multi-dimensionally through the discourses of local people, composed of three kinds of narrative, narrative of community, culture and nation. Narrative of community reveals that identity concepts at the level of traditional community are relationally and collectively oriented with the clan as its base and that its boundary is porous. Secondly, narrative of culture discloses that their identity concepts at the ethnic level are synonymous...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003-02
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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