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Islands, Islanders and the World : The Colonial and Post-colonial Experience of Eastern Fiji - Tim Bayliss-Smith

Islands, Islanders and the World

The Colonial and Post-colonial Experience of Eastern Fiji

Hardcover Published: 24th February 1989
ISBN: 9780521268776
Number Of Pages: 344

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This is a book about Fiji, a country whose recent political instability can be traced directly to its distinctive colonial and post-colonial experience. For one particular region of Fiji, the authors examine the environmental, social, and economic aspects of this experience, at scales ranging from national and regional to island, village, and household. The authors explore in depth the inter-relations among the island landscape, the cultural geography of the islanders, and the intrusive values and opportunties of the market economy.

List of illustrations
List of tables
Foreword: the MAB Programme and the Eastern Fiji Project
Editorial note
On the study of islands, people and events
The island landscape
Capitalism and colonialism in the periphery
Physical and economic externalities and their impact
Vulnerability in a changing society
Pampered periphery?
Villages of adaptation: Batiki and Kabara
Adaptation or stagnation? the case of Koro
Villages of change: Taveuni and Lakeba
Regional development for an island periphery
Island studies and geography
Appendix: publications of the UNESCO/UNFPA Easter Fiji Project
References
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521268776
ISBN-10: 052126877X
Series: Cambridge Human Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 24th February 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.68