Islands, Islanders and the World: The Colonial and Post-colonial Experience of Eastern Fiji
Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Social Science - 344 pages
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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