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The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

John Patrick Taylor


This is the first major ethnographic and historical study of the Sia Raga people of north Pentecost Island, a region that was home to the late Father Walter Lini, Vanuatu's first prime minister. Exploring Raga social, spatial, and historical consciousness, this book provides important theoretical contributions to ongoing debates in Pacific anthropology about the relation between structure and history, and place and time. It reveals important insights into the convergence of indigenous and exogenous cosmologies and hegemonies historically, and shows how these are implicated in contemporary soci ... More

Keywords: Sia Raga people, Pentecost Island, Father Walter Lini, Pacific anthropology, postcolonial identity, colonial identity, Melanesia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833022
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Patrick Taylor, author
University of Manchester