Framing the islands: knowledge and power in changing Australian images of 'the South Pacific'
A new and powerful set of images of the South Pacific, and of Pacific islanders, has recently come to prominence within Australia. The images are embedded in a forthright salvationist message which warns of an approaching 'doomsday' or 'nightmare' unless Pacific islanders remake themselves - just as Australians have had to do. This 'new doomsdayism' forms part of a longstanding Australian practice of 'framing' Pacific island peoples in three senses: firstly, of drawing geographical boundaries...[Show more]
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