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Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania ed. by Elfriede Hermann (review)

Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania ed. by... book and media reviews 195 Changing Contexts, Shifting Mean- examines agency and authorship in ings: Transformations of Cultural 1820s French depictions of “racial” Traditions in Oceania, edited by characteristics in Tahiti and New Elfriede Hermann. Honolulu: Ireland, concluding, “Indigenous pres- University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011. ence pervades firsthand voyage materi- isbn 978-0-8248-3366-4; xiii + 365 als and persistently disrupts the more pages, illustrations, maps, notes, bibli- remote, more racially charged genres ography, index. Cloth, us$58.00. of narrative and ethnography” (88). In a complementary fashion, Salmond This volume, a deeply textured topog- argues in her chapter on myths of raphy of the concept of tradition in sexuality in early contact Tahiti, “The the Pacific, emerged from a sympo- more . . . audiences are likely to be sium in 2006 that complemented an judgmental of what they read, the exhibition of the Cook/Forster Collec- more the account is forged for their tion of the Georg August University of reception” (104). Gundolf Krüger then Göttingen. Over twenty contributions examines Georg Foster’s continually range across Oceania, taking anthro- shifting understandings of the signifi- pological and historical perspectives cance of warfare in Aotearoa, Tahiti, on the complex, evolving articulations and Tonga, and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania ed. by Elfriede Hermann (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 25 (1) – Mar 27, 2013

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book and media reviews 195 Changing Contexts, Shifting Mean- examines agency and authorship in ings: Transformations of Cultural 1820s French depictions of “racial” Traditions in Oceania, edited by characteristics in Tahiti and New Elfriede Hermann. Honolulu: Ireland, concluding, “Indigenous pres- University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011. ence pervades firsthand voyage materi- isbn 978-0-8248-3366-4; xiii + 365 als and persistently disrupts the more pages, illustrations, maps, notes, bibli- remote, more racially charged genres ography, index. Cloth, us$58.00. of narrative and ethnography” (88). In a complementary fashion, Salmond This volume, a deeply textured topog- argues in her chapter on myths of raphy of the concept of tradition in sexuality in early contact Tahiti, “The the Pacific, emerged from a sympo- more . . . audiences are likely to be sium in 2006 that complemented an judgmental of what they read, the exhibition of the Cook/Forster Collec- more the account is forged for their tion of the Georg August University of reception” (104). Gundolf Krüger then Göttingen. Over twenty contributions examines Georg Foster’s continually range across Oceania, taking anthro- shifting understandings of the signifi- pological and historical perspectives cance of warfare in Aotearoa, Tahiti, on the complex, evolving articulations and Tonga, and the

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Published: Mar 27, 2013

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