The Black Pacific: Anti-Colonial Struggles and Oceanic Connections

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 26.02.2015. - 208 страница
Why have the struggles of the African Diaspora so resonated with South Pacific people? How have Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha activists incorporated the ideologies of the African diaspora into their struggle against colonial rule and racism, and their pursuit of social justice?

This book challenges predominant understandings of the historical linkages that make up the (post-)colonial world. The author goes beyond both the domination of the Atlantic viewpoint, and the correctives now being offered by South Pacific and Indian Ocean studies, to look at how the Atlantic ecumene is refracted in and has influenced the Pacific ecumene. The book is empirically rich, using extensive interviews, participation and archival work and focusing on the politics of Black Power and the Rastafari faith. It is also theoretically sophisticated, offering an innovative hermeneutical critique of post-colonial and subaltern studies.

The Black Pacific is essential reading for students and scholars of Politics, International Relations, History and Anthropology interested in anti-colonial struggles, anti-racism and the quests for equality, justice, freedom and self-determination.
 

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Introduction
1
1 Deep Relation
13
2 Black Power and Mana Motuhake
35
3 The Rise and Fall of Political Blackness
51
4 Black Liberation Theology and the Programme to Combat Racism
71
Walking Out of Egypt Land
89
Reggae RasTafari Redemption
109
7 Ham Shem and the Māori Prophets
131
8 Rātana Baxter RasTafari
149
9 Africa in Oceania
169
Conclusion
183
Appendix
187
Notes
189
Bibliography
221
Index
245
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Robbie Shilliam is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

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