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Scholars of international migration have paid scant attention to the phenomenon of bifurcated social identity of African migrants and their efforts to reinvent or re- and deconstruct a certain image of self in their everyday life. This article aims to offer a more nuanced approach to studying the ph...
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Local autonomy in a subnational jurisdiction is more likely to be gained, secured or enhanced where there are palpable movements or political parties agitating for independence in these smaller territories. A closer look at the fortunes, operations and dynamics of independence parties from subnation...
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What are the strategies, modalities and aspirations of island-based, stateless nationalist and regionalist parties in the twenty-first century? Political independence is now easier to achieve, even by the smallest of territories; yet, it is not so likely to be pursued with any vigour by the world's ...
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An introduction to the April 2013 issue of the journal "Cultural Geographies" is presented.
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This paper explores the measures known as 'Operation Restore Public Hope,' which were authorized during the State of Emergency in January 1998 in Port Vila, Vanuatu, after rioting and looting erupted over the alleged government mismanagement of the mandatory workers' savings fund. The excessive poli...
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Rev.of the book Tourism, Magic and Modernity: Cultivating the Human Garden, by David Picard.
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Islands – especially small ones – are now, unwittingly, the objects of what may be the most lavish, global and consistent branding exercise in human history. This paper draws on a post-structuralist perspective to propose an understanding of “the island lure” by disentangling and unpacking f...
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Rev. of The Non-independent Territories of the Caribbean and Pacific: Continuity or Change? by Peter Clegg and David Killingray
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Purpose – This paper aims to conceptualize and illustrate how some island societies – in spite of their apparent openness, vibrant tourist economies and generally welcoming disposition – develop exclusionary attitudes to a range of immigrants, resulting in effective limits to their much vaunte...
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Despite concerns over the past decade regarding the decline of Pacific inshore fisheries and the lack of attention to the fishing activities of women in the region, data on both topics remains rare or superficial. Research is often directed towards those fisheries which earn foreign currency and pro...
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Researchers are beginning to examine issues of age, gender, & abuse, but empirical data is lacking. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify contextual variables, with a particular focus on gender, that may be related to the abuse of older adults. Abuse cases, as described by 121 pr...
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Rev. of Ethnic Canada: Identities and Inequalities, by Leo Driedger
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An attempt is made to develop a theoretical scheme relating caste structure to agricultural development in indian villages using the concept of caste dominance in interpreting the process of sanskritization in ru india. The basic argument is that it is the dominance of an agricultural caste which is...
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This article examines the distinctions between two polysemic social categories localists and cosmopolitans in the highland village of Orgosolo in Sardinia, Italy. The analysis proceeds from an assumption of the inherent internal contradictoriness and diversity of cultural systems, and focuses on how...
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Rev. of NGOs in India: A Cross-Sectional Study, by R. Sooryamoorthy and K. D. Gangarde
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This thesis examines patterns of sociocultural change and continuity in Orgosolo, a village in highland Sardinia, Italy. The question addressed is that of how a rural highland community, historically marginalized and having limited sustained contacts with the outside world, experiences and reacts to...
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This article suggests that, in the wake of the events of September 11, it would be an error for sociologists & political analysts to concentrate on revisions of economic & political theory while not paying equal attention to the moral tensions between Islamic & Western cultures. It propo...
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