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Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature by Teresa Shewry (review)

Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature by Teresa Shewry (review) book and media reviews 583 broad Pasifika networks—so inte- one of a long genealogy of Oceania- gral to cultural identity within the centered scholarship, from Hau‘ofa’s diaspora—that we have in Aotearoa/ famous 1994 essay, “Our Sea of New Zealand today. This work is still Islands,” to Paul Lyons’s 2006 book, being done, as we continue to “dis- American Pacificism: Oceania in the solve borders” of colonization through U.S. Imagination. Mar leaves us with the liberation of ideas and knowledge the beginnings of many more explo- (204). Through the charting of these rations and questions—the biggest efforts to reconnect people and places for me being, how do we, as Oceanic through the extensive diasporas, peoples today, continue to talk back chapter six brings home Mar’s argu- to empire? ment that decolonization comes from trish tupou the inside out: “the revolution they University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa feared, was happening, but it was internal” (204). This revolution is not *** only internal but also genealogically driven—as highlighted by the Aote- Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in aroa/New Zealand–based Polynesian Oceanic Literature, by Teresa Shewry. Panthers, who were “doing indepen- Minneapolis: University of Minnesota dence for their communities, in their Press, 2015. isbn cloth, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature by Teresa Shewry (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 31 (2) – Oct 3, 2019

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Abstract

book and media reviews 583 broad Pasifika networks—so inte- one of a long genealogy of Oceania- gral to cultural identity within the centered scholarship, from Hau‘ofa’s diaspora—that we have in Aotearoa/ famous 1994 essay, “Our Sea of New Zealand today. This work is still Islands,” to Paul Lyons’s 2006 book, being done, as we continue to “dis- American Pacificism: Oceania in the solve borders” of colonization through U.S. Imagination. Mar leaves us with the liberation of ideas and knowledge the beginnings of many more explo- (204). Through the charting of these rations and questions—the biggest efforts to reconnect people and places for me being, how do we, as Oceanic through the extensive diasporas, peoples today, continue to talk back chapter six brings home Mar’s argu- to empire? ment that decolonization comes from trish tupou the inside out: “the revolution they University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa feared, was happening, but it was internal” (204). This revolution is not *** only internal but also genealogically driven—as highlighted by the Aote- Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in aroa/New Zealand–based Polynesian Oceanic Literature, by Teresa Shewry. Panthers, who were “doing indepen- Minneapolis: University of Minnesota dence for their communities, in their Press, 2015. isbn cloth,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 3, 2019

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