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Seeing Red, Tasting Blood: Sensual Citizenship on Christmas Island

Dennis, Simone


Christmas Islanders participate together in blood metaphors, drawn from the island's biotic life. These metaphors proceed along specific sensual lines such that, in and through participation in this shared sensual citizenship, the identity category 'Christmas Islanders' is yielded. Pan-islandic sensory citizenship is based on participation in a highly visual and rhythmic auditory Christmas Island sensorium and other specifically ethnic relationships to the Island proceed primarily along the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1080/14442210903104968


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