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Contested Identity: the media and independence in New Caledonia during the 1980s

Chanter, Alaine


This thesis analyses the discursive struggle in the New Caledonian media over the question of independence during the period of most acute conflict during the 1980s. It seeks to demonstrate that the discursive struggle was central to the political struggle, particularly in its emphasis on the development of discourses on identity which authorised particular forms of political engagement. Colonial discourses in New Caledonia provided a well tested armory of identifications of the territory’s...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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