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Pacific Futures: Past and Present ed. by Warwick Anderson et al. (review)

Pacific Futures: Past and Present ed. by Warwick Anderson et al. (review) book and media reviews 297 our sources might be expanded to ments futures imagined for Pacific include our research partners them- Islanders through the figures of the selves. Rather than emphasize Western missionary, the anthropologist, the discoverers and theorists, we might sociologist, the teacher, the cartogra- shift our focus to the Papua New pher, the geneticist, the scientist, and Guineans woven throughout this text, the empire(s). Many of these are still who resist, reconstruct, and suffer as imagined futures; others have been a result of acts of dispossession and largely discarded as Pacific Islanders accumulation. resist futures imagined for them, not by them. foley pfalzgraf This book is divided into four University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa sections, which together are com- posed of twelve chapters. The two *** larger sections, “Genealogies of the Future” and “Weedy Historicities,” Pacific Futures: Past and Present, generally focus on the past. This is edited by Warwick Anderson, key to this book’s purpose. In Chris Miranda Johnson, and Barbara Ballard’s “Afterword: Pacific Futuri- Brookes. Honolulu: University of ties,” he distinguishes the book as not Hawai‘i Press, 2018. isbn 978-0- itself centered on futurity, as many 8248-7445-2; 314 pages, illustrations, have done, but as laying the ground- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Pacific Futures: Past and Present ed. by Warwick Anderson et al. (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 32 (1) – Apr 1, 2020

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book and media reviews 297 our sources might be expanded to ments futures imagined for Pacific include our research partners them- Islanders through the figures of the selves. Rather than emphasize Western missionary, the anthropologist, the discoverers and theorists, we might sociologist, the teacher, the cartogra- shift our focus to the Papua New pher, the geneticist, the scientist, and Guineans woven throughout this text, the empire(s). Many of these are still who resist, reconstruct, and suffer as imagined futures; others have been a result of acts of dispossession and largely discarded as Pacific Islanders accumulation. resist futures imagined for them, not by them. foley pfalzgraf This book is divided into four University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa sections, which together are com- posed of twelve chapters. The two *** larger sections, “Genealogies of the Future” and “Weedy Historicities,” Pacific Futures: Past and Present, generally focus on the past. This is edited by Warwick Anderson, key to this book’s purpose. In Chris Miranda Johnson, and Barbara Ballard’s “Afterword: Pacific Futuri- Brookes. Honolulu: University of ties,” he distinguishes the book as not Hawai‘i Press, 2018. isbn 978-0- itself centered on futurity, as many 8248-7445-2; 314 pages, illustrations, have done, but as laying the ground-

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