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Lines That Connect – Rethinking Pattern and Mind in the Pacific - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Lines That Connect: Rethinking Pattern and Mind in the Pacific

Graeme Were


This book treats pattern as a material form of thought that provokes connections between disparate things through processes of resemblance, memory, and transformation. Pattern is constantly in a state of motion as it traverses spatial and temporal divides and acts as an endless source for innovation through its inherent transformability. The book argues that it is the ideas carried by pattern's relational capacity that allows Pacific islanders to express their links to land, genealogy, and resources in the most economic ways. The book brings together objects and photographs, historical literat ... More

Keywords: pattern, transformability, innovation, Pacific islanders, land links, genealogy, island resources

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833848
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Were, author
University College London

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