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Government by the Gun: The Unfinished Business of Fiji's 2000 Coup (review)

Government by the Gun: The Unfinished Business of Fiji's 2000 Coup (review) book and media reviews 203 cherish and refer to repeatedly in the encounters for the present demands course of their undergraduate and not the discovery of hidden caches of postgraduate studies. It is an excellent documents, but the releasing of voices point of reference for thinking about that were previously muted or ignored and reflecting on the region’s pasts. . . . so that the storytelling that is his- Teachers will welcome its attempt to tory attains a fresh honesty and rich- debunk the widely held view that his- ness” (60). Whether we are novices or tory is about nothing more than dates established academics, we must con- and dead white men. History is pro- tinue to reframe and reconceptualize jected as more than a product to what has been said in the past. In this memorize, more than a set of facts process, it may well be that some of collected and organized by others that the established personalities and one dutifully learns in order to be con- events of Pacific history will fade versant with times past or to affirm a to the wings where they will be less connection to those now dead. Rather, visible and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Government by the Gun: The Unfinished Business of Fiji's 2000 Coup (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 15 (1) – Feb 10, 2003

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2003 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

book and media reviews 203 cherish and refer to repeatedly in the encounters for the present demands course of their undergraduate and not the discovery of hidden caches of postgraduate studies. It is an excellent documents, but the releasing of voices point of reference for thinking about that were previously muted or ignored and reflecting on the region’s pasts. . . . so that the storytelling that is his- Teachers will welcome its attempt to tory attains a fresh honesty and rich- debunk the widely held view that his- ness” (60). Whether we are novices or tory is about nothing more than dates established academics, we must con- and dead white men. History is pro- tinue to reframe and reconceptualize jected as more than a product to what has been said in the past. In this memorize, more than a set of facts process, it may well be that some of collected and organized by others that the established personalities and one dutifully learns in order to be con- events of Pacific history will fade versant with times past or to affirm a to the wings where they will be less connection to those now dead. Rather, visible and

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 10, 2003

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