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The Resource The people of the sea : environment, identity, and history in Oceania, Paul D'Arcy

The people of the sea : environment, identity, and history in Oceania, Paul D'Arcy

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The people of the sea : environment, identity, and history in Oceania
Title
The people of the sea
Title remainder
environment, identity, and history in Oceania
Statement of responsibility
Paul D'Arcy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oceania is characterized by thousands of islands and archipelagoes amidst the vast expanse of the Pacific. Although it is one of the few truly oceanic habitats occupied permanently by humankind, surprisingly little research has been done on the maritime dimension of Pacific history. The People of the Sea attempts to fill this gap by combining neglected historical and scientific material to provide the first synthetic study of ocean-people interaction in the region from 1770 to 1870. It emphasizes Pacific Islanders' varied and evolving relationships with the sea during a crucial transitional era following sustained European contact. Countering the dominant paradigms of recent Pacific Islands' historiography, which tend to limit understanding of the sea's importance, this volume emphasizes the flux in the maritime environment and how it instilled an expectation and openness toward outside influences and the rapidity with which cultural change could occur in relations between various Islander groups. The author constructs an extended and detailed conceptual framework to examine the ways in which the sea has framed and shaped Islander societies. He looks closely at Islanders' diverse responses to their ocean environment, including the sea in daily life; sea travel and its infrastructure; maritime boundaries; protecting and contesting marine tenure; attitudes to unheralded seaborne arrivals; and conceptions of the world beyond the horizon and the willingness to voyage. He concludes by using this framework to reconsider the influence of the sea on historical processes in Oceania from 1770 to the present and discusses the implications of his findings for Pacific studies
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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D'Arcy, Paul
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islanders
  • National characteristics, Pacific Island
  • Seafaring life
  • Navigation
  • Maritime anthropology
  • Oceania
  • Oceania
  • Ocean and civilization
  • Océaniens
  • Caractéristiques nationales
  • Vie en mer
  • Navigation
  • Anthropologie maritime
  • Mer et civilisation
  • Environnement
  • Océanie
  • Océanie
  • Ecology
  • Manners and customs
  • Maritime anthropology
  • National characteristics, Pacific Island
  • Navigation
  • Ocean and civilization
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Seafaring life
  • Oceania
  • Milieu
  • Nationale identiteit
  • Zeeën
  • Dagelijks leven
  • Soziale Wirklichkeit
  • Seeschifffahrt
  • Außenbeziehungen
  • Insulaner
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Ozeanien
  • HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand
Label
The people of the sea : environment, identity, and history in Oceania, Paul D'Arcy
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Publication
Copyright
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The all-encompassing sea -- The oceanic environment -- Local worlds : the sea in everyday life -- Communication and relative isolation in the sea of islands -- Seafaring in Oceania -- Fluid frontiers : the sea as a contested space -- Across the horizon : interactions with the outside world -- Connected by the sea : towards a regional history of the Western Caroline Islands -- Conclusion : Reclaiming the sea -- Appendix : The maritime historiography of Oceania
Control code
ocn658075231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 292 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824846381
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824846381
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225tm3f
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)658075231
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The people of the sea : environment, identity, and history in Oceania, Paul D'Arcy
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-282) and index
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
Introduction : The all-encompassing sea -- The oceanic environment -- Local worlds : the sea in everyday life -- Communication and relative isolation in the sea of islands -- Seafaring in Oceania -- Fluid frontiers : the sea as a contested space -- Across the horizon : interactions with the outside world -- Connected by the sea : towards a regional history of the Western Caroline Islands -- Conclusion : Reclaiming the sea -- Appendix : The maritime historiography of Oceania
Control code
ocn658075231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 292 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824846381
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824846381
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225tm3f
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)658075231
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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