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Theater and Political Process : Staging Identities in Tokelau and New Zealand - Ingjerd Hoem

Theater and Political Process

Staging Identities in Tokelau and New Zealand

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Published: 30th October 2004
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Hoem's ethnography is sure-footed, subtle and
comprehensive, and has the additional virtue of being
backed by a considerable body of primary texts.a valuable
contribution to the understanding of Tokelau culture in
its various manifestations as well as of some of the
processes by which social changes are continuously
negotiated. * The Journal of the Polynesian Society The
book is .rich in discussions of Pacific anthropologists
and theories of space and migration, but I feel that it
stands out as a deeply humane and informative ethnography
of the Tokelau people and their self-presentation in the
modern Pacific. JRAI The Argonauts in the Pacific, famous
through Malinowski's work, have not been exempt from
general historical developments in the world around them.
By focusing on two plays performed by the Tokelau Te Ata,
a theater group, the author reveals the self-perceptions
of the Tokelau and highlights the dynamic relationship
between issues of representation and political processes
such as nation building, infrastructural changes and
increased regional migration.It is through an analysis of
communicative practices, which the author carried out in
the home atolls and in the diasporic communities in New
Zealand, that we arrive at a proper understanding of how
global processes affect local institutions and everyday
interaction. Ingjerd Hoem is Head of the Institute for
Pacific Archaeology and Cultural History, Kon-Tiki
Museum.

..".succeeds admirably as an investigation into the experiences and effects of migration and displacement on social and political structures of a Polynesian society in the late 20th century conveyed through forms of expressive culture." - Ethnos

"Ho m's ethnography is sure-footed, subtle and comprehensive, and has the additional virtue of being backed by a considerable body of primary texts...a valuable contribution to the understanding of Tokelau culture in its various manifestations as well as of some of the processes by which social changes are continuously negotiated." - The Journal of the Polynesian Society

"The book is ...rich in discussions of Pacific anthropologists and theories of space and migration, but I feel that it stands out as a deeply humane and informative ethnography of the Tokelau people and their self-presentation in the modern Pacific." - JRAI

Staging identitiesp. 23
Political activism : new media and arenas of leadershipp. 49
Learning a sense of placep. 61
A sense of place in narrativep. 93
Social spacesp. 119
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ISBN: 9781571815835
ISBN-10: 157181583X
Series: BERGHAHN
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 30th October 2004
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.49