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The Resource Articulating Rapa Nui : Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State, Riet Delsing

Articulating Rapa Nui : Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State, Riet Delsing

Label
Articulating Rapa Nui : Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State
Title
Articulating Rapa Nui
Title remainder
Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State
Statement of responsibility
Riet Delsing
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking study, Riet Delsing narrates the colonization of the Pacific island of Rapa Nui and its indigenous inhabitants. The annexation of the island by Chile, in the heydays of world imperialism, places the small Latin American country in a unique position in the history of global colonialism. The analysis of this ongoing colonization process constitutes a "missing link" in Pacific Islands studies and facilitates future comparisons with other colonial adventures in the Pacific by the United States (Hawai'i, American Samoa), France (Tahiti), and New Zealand (Maori and Cook Islands). The first part of the book surveys the history of the Chile-Rapa Nui relationship from its beginning in the 1880s until the present. Delsing delineates the Rapanui people's agency along with their cultural logic, showing their resilience and will to remain Rapanui-- indigenous Pacific islanders rather than an ethnic minority forcefully integrated into the Chilean nation-state. In the second part, the author describes the Rapanui's contemporary emphasis on the revitalization of their language, traditional concepts about land tenure, a unique corpus of material and performative culture, renewed contact with other Pacific island cultures, and creative acts of resistance against Chilean colonialism. Emergent in her analysis is the effect of Rapa Nui's vibrant tourist industry--commodification of Rapanui difference is creating the possibility to loosen economic and political ties with Chile.Drawing on statements of several Rapanui, she concludes that over the past few decades they have acquired a different kind of interpretive power, based on which they are making choices that serve them as a people on the road to cultural and political self-determination. Contemporary Rapa Nui is thus a modern, articulated place, marked by spirited identity politics that show the resilience and adaptability of the indigenous people who inhabit this island
Cataloging source
DEGRU
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Delsing, Riet
Government publication
other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rapanui (Easter Island people)
  • Rapanui (Easter Island people)
  • Chile
  • Easter Island
  • Politics and government
  • Chile
  • Easter Island
  • HISTORY / Oceania
Target audience
specialized
Label
Articulating Rapa Nui : Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State, Riet Delsing
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part Two. Polynesian Cultural Politics and Global Imaginaries
  • Chapter 4. Rapanui Appropriations and Re sis tance
  • Chapter 5. Performing Culture
  • Chapter 6. Vanaŋa Rapanui
  • Chapter 7. Kaiŋa Rapanui
  • Chapter 8. The Polynesian Homeland: A Sea of Islands
  • Chapter 9. Rapa Nui as Fantasy and Commodity
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part One. Challenging the Nation- State
  • Chapter 1. Chilean Colonization and Rapanui Resilience
  • Chapter 2. Integration into the Nation- State and the Beginnings of a Rapanui Identity Discourse
  • Chapter 3. The Road to Self- determination
Control code
on1013946134
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824854614
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824854614
Other physical details
11 illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225t488
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013946134
Label
Articulating Rapa Nui : Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State, Riet Delsing
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part Two. Polynesian Cultural Politics and Global Imaginaries
  • Chapter 4. Rapanui Appropriations and Re sis tance
  • Chapter 5. Performing Culture
  • Chapter 6. Vanaŋa Rapanui
  • Chapter 7. Kaiŋa Rapanui
  • Chapter 8. The Polynesian Homeland: A Sea of Islands
  • Chapter 9. Rapa Nui as Fantasy and Commodity
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part One. Challenging the Nation- State
  • Chapter 1. Chilean Colonization and Rapanui Resilience
  • Chapter 2. Integration into the Nation- State and the Beginnings of a Rapanui Identity Discourse
  • Chapter 3. The Road to Self- determination
Control code
on1013946134
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824854614
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824854614
Other physical details
11 illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225t488
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013946134

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