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L'oeil du Pere Rouel: Autour d'une serie de photographies d'Alphonse Rouel en Nouvelle-Caledonie (1913-1969) (review)

L'oeil du Pere Rouel: Autour d'une serie de photographies d'Alphonse Rouel en... book and media reviews 191 Kanaks feel obliged to reaffirm conclude with these words: “It is attachment to land and place as obvious that all [our] modern tech- much out of economic as cultural niques and knowledge have not been necessity (150). One could also add able to make as judicious use of the political necessity. islands as did the ancient Oceanians The chapter by Sand, Bolé, and after millennia of taking small steps. Ouetcho is in two parts. The first These old farmers of the past still looks at early human settlement and have much to teach us” (248). its impact throughout Oceania; the To conclude, the book, in spite of second focuses on New Caledonia. its weaknesses, contains some inter- This short but well-documented chap- esting and informative chapters that ter is a balanced account that tries to any student of New Caledonia would neither incriminate nor glorify the be well advised to read. relationship Austronesian settlers had elise huffer with the environment (or nature), but University of the South Pacific rather to understand and accurately retrace that relationship. The authors examine the different phases of occu- *** pation of New Caledonia and the associated living patterns http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

L'oeil du Pere Rouel: Autour d'une serie de photographies d'Alphonse Rouel en Nouvelle-Caledonie (1913-1969) (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

book and media reviews 191 Kanaks feel obliged to reaffirm conclude with these words: “It is attachment to land and place as obvious that all [our] modern tech- much out of economic as cultural niques and knowledge have not been necessity (150). One could also add able to make as judicious use of the political necessity. islands as did the ancient Oceanians The chapter by Sand, Bolé, and after millennia of taking small steps. Ouetcho is in two parts. The first These old farmers of the past still looks at early human settlement and have much to teach us” (248). its impact throughout Oceania; the To conclude, the book, in spite of second focuses on New Caledonia. its weaknesses, contains some inter- This short but well-documented chap- esting and informative chapters that ter is a balanced account that tries to any student of New Caledonia would neither incriminate nor glorify the be well advised to read. relationship Austronesian settlers had elise huffer with the environment (or nature), but University of the South Pacific rather to understand and accurately retrace that relationship. The authors examine the different phases of occu- *** pation of New Caledonia and the associated living patterns

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 6, 2005

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