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Glamour in the Pacific – Cultural Internationalism and Race Politics in the Women's Pan-Pacific - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Glamour in the Pacific: Cultural Internationalism and Race Politics in the Women's Pan-Pacific

Fiona Paisley


Since its inception in 1928, the Pan-Pacific Women's Association (PPWA) has witnessed and contributed to enormous changes in world and Pacific history. This women's network established a series of conferences that promoted social reform and an internationalist outlook through cultural exchange. The association's vision was enormously attractive for the many women who joined, despite that as individuals and national representatives they remained deeply divided by colonial histories. This book tells this multifaceted story. Early chapters consider the first PPWA conferences and the decolonizing ... More

Keywords: Pan-Pacific Women's Association, social reform, cultural exchange, decolonizing, nonwhite women, women, internationalism, U.S. race relations, antiracism, world cooperation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833428
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833428.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Paisley, author
Griffith University in Brisbane