Culture and History in the Pacific is a collection of essays by eminent anthropologists originally published in 1990. The authors represent several academic traditions and different areal discussions during the Cold War era. The texts explore from different perspectives the question of culture as a repository of historical information. They also address broader questions of anthropological writing at the time. This republication aims to make the book accessible to a wider audience, and in the region it discusses, Oceania. A new introductory essay has been included to contextualize the volume in relation to its historical setting and to the present study of the Pacific and indigenous scholarship.Book Details
The Kobane Generation examines the mobilisation of Kurdish diaspora communities in France in the context of the Syrian civil war and political unrest in Turkey and Iraq in the 2010s. It pays particular attention to how the second generation – the descendants of Kurdish migrants – mobilised in an unprecedented manner in the recent history of Kurdish mobilisations in Europe. The book offers important insights on the generational dynamics of diasporic mobilisations and more broadly of second-generation political activism beyond the diaspora context.
The Kobane Generation: Kurdish Diaspora Mobilising in France has been awarded the 2022 Alixa Naff Book Prize in Migration Studies.Book Details