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Contents

List of illustrations

Introduction: Resistance and Resilience
Laurent Dousset and Mélissa Nayral

Chapter 1. A Story in and on Signs: Making Resistance and Acquiescence Legible as Forms of Resilience
Yasmine Musharbash

Chapter 2. Global Models and Local Management of Land Ownership in Rapa (French Polynesia)
Christian Ghasarian

Chapter 3. Between Vulnerability, Resilience and Resistance: Fiji Islander Women Activists and the Ethno-Nationalist Political Crises in 2000
Sina Emde

Chapter 4. Resisting UN Ideals to Make Men and Women Equal in Politics: When a Humanist Concern Turns into Arithmetic in Ouvea (New Caledonia)
Mélissa Nayral

Chapter 5. Independence from Independence: History, Landownership and Politics in South Malekula, Vanuatu
Laurent Dousset

Chapter 6. The Reasonableness of Leaders and the Gaming of Mining Incomes in Papua New Guinea
John Burton

Afterword: Values in Flux – Reflections on Resilience and Change in Melanesia
Martha Macintyre

Index

Pacific Realities

Changing Perspectives on Resilience and Resistance

Edited by Laurent Dousset and Mélissa Nayral

180 pages, 21 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-040-9 Hb Published (November 2018)

eISBN 978-1-78920-041-6 eBook