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Islands, Islanders and the World
The Colonial and Post-colonial Experience of Eastern Fiji

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521030083

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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.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521030083
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.533kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of tables
    Foreword: the MAB Programme and the Eastern Fiji Project G. Glaser
    Editorial note
    1. On the study of islands, people and events
    2. The island landscape
    3. Capitalism and colonialism in the periphery
    4. Physical and economic externalities and their impact
    5. Vulnerability in a changing society
    6. Pampered periphery?
    7. Villages of adaptation: Batiki and Kabara
    8. Adaptation or stagnation? the case of Koro
    9. Villages of change: Taveuni and Lakeba
    10. Regional development for an island periphery
    11. Island studies and geography
    Appendix: publications of the UNESCO/UNFPA Easter Fiji Project

  • Authors

    Tim Bayliss-Smith, University of Cambridge

    Richard Bedford, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Harold Brookfield, Australian National University, Canberra

    Marc Latham


    G. Glaser

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