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  • History and the representation of Polynesian societies

    Judith Huntsman Antony Bramston Hooper

    Chapter from the book: Siikala, J. 2021. Culture and History in the Pacific.


    This review article analyses representations of Polynesian pasts, discourses surrounding the concepts of history, culture and tradition, describing historiographical projects of Pacific islanders. The article highlights the complex relationship between oral traditions and written historical accounts, and the politics of representation of these projects.

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    Huntsman J. & Hooper A. 2021. History and the representation of Polynesian societies. In: Siikala, J (ed.), Culture and History in the Pacific. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-12-4

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    Published on Sept. 29, 2021


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