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Framing the islands: knowledge and power in changing Australian images of 'the South Pacific'

Fry, Greg


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1996
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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