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Pacific Jewelry and Adornment (review)

Pacific Jewelry and Adornment (review) book and media reviews ist community members responded to the plays by producing their own theater pieces that challenged the assumptions of Tagi and Mafine. Unfortunately, Hoëm does not provide any detailed documentation or analysis of those counterplays. What she makes clear, however, is that the political messages of a group like Tokelau te Ata can only be successful if the actors take into account the target community's conceptions of identity, place, performance, knowledge, and interaction. In later chapters, Hoëm resumes her discussion of the complex negotiations between traditional Tokelauan culture and the more westernized Tokelauan diaspora in New Zealand from different perspectives. She explores, for example, how those negotiations affect notions of political organization and activism in both communities. She also compares and analyzes various oral narratives that, by dealing with leaving and returning to Tokelau, suggest a strong link between subject identity and sense of place. One of the most valuable features of the book are the appendixes, which include Hoëm's transcriptions of the two performance pieces as well as of the oral narratives analyzed in the earlier chapters. However, the overall structure of the book and the major objectives of the author are not always http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Pacific Jewelry and Adornment (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (2) – Jul 27, 2006

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Abstract

book and media reviews ist community members responded to the plays by producing their own theater pieces that challenged the assumptions of Tagi and Mafine. Unfortunately, Hoëm does not provide any detailed documentation or analysis of those counterplays. What she makes clear, however, is that the political messages of a group like Tokelau te Ata can only be successful if the actors take into account the target community's conceptions of identity, place, performance, knowledge, and interaction. In later chapters, Hoëm resumes her discussion of the complex negotiations between traditional Tokelauan culture and the more westernized Tokelauan diaspora in New Zealand from different perspectives. She explores, for example, how those negotiations affect notions of political organization and activism in both communities. She also compares and analyzes various oral narratives that, by dealing with leaving and returning to Tokelau, suggest a strong link between subject identity and sense of place. One of the most valuable features of the book are the appendixes, which include Hoëm's transcriptions of the two performance pieces as well as of the oral narratives analyzed in the earlier chapters. However, the overall structure of the book and the major objectives of the author are not always

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 27, 2006

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