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Islands as Crossroads: Sustaining Cultural Diversity in Small Island Developing States

editor, Tim Curtis
Format
Book; Government Document
Published
Paris : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9789231041815, 9231041819
Summary
This book brings together information on various disciplines from the three main island regions of the world - the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean - to explore the ways in which the peoples of small islands have lived, and continue to live, in their culturally diverse societies. Leading anthropologists, historians, economists, archaeologists and others provide information on the complexity and dynamics of societies in small island developing states. It reflects the outcomes of a UNESCO symposium held in the Seychelles in 2007.--Publisher's description.
Contents
  • Pt. 1. Island cultures through time. Pacific islands as crossroads : ancient connectivities in an island world / Matthew Spriggs
  • Austronesian migration and the establishment of the Malagasy civilization : contrasted readings in linguistics, archaeology, genetics and cultural anthropology / Claude Allibert
  • Memory and cultural diversity in the small islands of the Western Indian Ocean : the case of the Mascarene Islands and the Seychelles / Sudel Fuma
  • Memory, identity and heritage in a multi-ethnic island : the case of Mauritius / Jocelyn Chan Law
  • 'A simple colonial philistine society' : cultural complexity and identity politics in small islands / Thomas Hylland Eriksen
  • pt. 2. Contemporary crossroads. Preserving Caribbean cultural identity in the face of globalization / Gordon Rohlehr
  • Shifting cultures and emerging rites : Kang Rom (chanting tales) as a way of building communities / Michael A. Mel
  • Of Poteau mitans, bedis, vèvè and things : Caribbean island identities and cultural production / Patricia Mohammed
  • Choreographing Oceania / Katerina Martina Teaiwa
  • pt. 3. Economies of culture and cultures of the economy. The impact of the Diaspora on the society of the Grand Comoro / Aboubakari Boina
  • Making policy to support living cultures : a case study in 'mainstreaming culture' from Vanuatu / Ralph Regenvanu
  • Global technologies and the business of Jamaican culture : maximizing the potential of ICTs and new media / Hopeton S. Dunn
  • The global creative economy and small island developing states / Keith Nurse.
Description
224 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Notes
  • "Culture Sector; Natural Sciences Sector."
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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