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Imagining Oceania: Indigenous and Foreign Representations of a Sea of Islands

Jolly, Margaret


This paper considers the relation of indigenous and foreign in how "the Pacific" and the "Pacific Rim" have been and are imagined. First, I ponder the power of cartography through the lens of two maps derived from the eighteenth century and speculate as to how such maps differed from indigenous genealogies of places and peoples. Second, I explore the origins and the lasting significance of the partitioning of the Pacific into the spatiotemporal regions of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: The Contemporary Pacific


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