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War and Other Means: Power and violence in Houaïlou (New Caledonia)

Naepels, Michel

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War and Other Means describes and analyses the practices of war, the ‘objects of war’ and the conventions of the use of violence in Houaïlou, New Caledonia. It focuses on the colonial repression conducted in 1856 and after, the anti-sorcerer hunt in 1955, the independence mobilisation in the 1980s and the village feuds in the 2000s. Through this archaeology of violence, it reports on the practical inventiveness, intelligence and cunning of the Kanaks involved in social, often violent,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2017-10
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/211338
DOI: 10.22459/WOM.10.2017
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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