What were the strengths and weaknesses of European ethnography and / or science in understanding the Pacific? The Pacific as we know today was not always as it was implied. There were a variety of perspectives of The Pacific. Whether it was perceptions of the people, the culture and their way of life, these perceptions eventually changed over time. Many westerners categorised the Pacific islands as a land of paradise which caused for the heavy sexualisation of the islands. Others observed the Pacific
nations began to colonize through Americas, India, Middle East, and South East Asia. Part of the logic behind colonialism was to “modernize” the colonized countries. Various European nations had also control over the south pacific islands. The first Oceania colonies were Australia and New Zealand. Soon after, French seized French Polynesia and New Caledonia. Writers such Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Teresia Teaiwa, and Dina El Dessouky have spoken about the harsh reality of colonialism in south pacific.
Encounters in Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania The Encounters in Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania were very fascinating encounters. These encounters of early societies in the Americas and Oceania were quite similar to the ones in Africa and Eurasia. Geography also played an important role in these early societies. A few topics I will address are: in what ways were the societies of the Americas and Oceania similar to those in Africa and Eurasia in spite of such isolation.
of the Pacific Ocean possesses a very extensive, and often debated history of human expansion into the thousands of islands that exist within the region. There exists a range of fields that are interested in the voyaging of what is called Remote Oceania, or the parts of the Pacific that would require advanced navigation techniques due to the fact that the next island is either out of sight or simply unknown. Biologists study the movement and development of the human race while linguists study the
Mangaia, or Mangareva “(Kirch 2000: 54). The islands that experience great diversity were the Near Oceania. Near Oceania is a geographic term that includes the areas of Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago. Fruit bats were the few that travel to the Remote Oceania. However other mammals and fruit bats were able to travel to Near Oceania. There was more diversity presented in Near Oceania. 2. What criticism has been offered of the typical characterization of the “Lapita cultural package”
Digicel is a mobile phone network provider operating in 33 markets across the Caribbean, Central America, and Oceania regions. The company is owned by the Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien, is incorporated in Bermuda, and based in Jamaica. It has about 13 million wireless users. (Rouse, 2006) In 2006, Digicel expanded into the Pacific. Digicel's sister operation in the Pacific Islands region operates in Samoa and in Papua New Guinea running at 900 MHz GSM with GPRS & Edge data services and in PNG Digicel
This paper discusses the economic significance of tuna fishing, and related industries to island nations in the Southwest Pacific, including the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papa New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Due to the limited number of exploitable resources available to these island nations, tuna is an essential renewable resource, and, represents a multi-billion dollar-a-year global industry for these
The pacific islands are known for being especially beautiful and the image of relaxation; palm trees, white sand beaches, smiling faces, and crystal blue water. When acknowledging this, it is hard to imagine that the islands are currently dealing with the changing climate’s negative effects. Climate change is the largest environmental issue currently affecting the earth where humans are referred to as frogs slowly cooking in a pot. Despite the common knowledge that the earth’s atmosphere is heating
1. The Overarching questions about global development that Professor Jared Diamond wished to answer were as follows: How did Europeans develop advantages in the first place?, Why did the world ever become so unequal?, What separates the haves from the have-nots?, and How have guns, germs, and steel shaped the history of the world? He was prompted to begin exploring these issues when he was visiting Papua New Guinea. He enjoys bird watching and began going to Papua New Guinea when he was twenty-six
During our time studying in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu critical decisions regarding youth work practice were made. One of these decisions was staying to wait for our boat to the island of Savo. Many of the group woke up early to be at the port in time to catch our boat to be told that we would be waiting at least another hour. During the wait the group found a comfortable spot and relaxed. After the hour ended the group went back to the port in time to catch the boat however, we ended up waiting