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Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s) (review)

Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s) (review) book and media reviews 205 effectively resolved only after a media- adherence to the rule of law by Fijian saturated, too-confident Speight over- institutions; as well as the need for played his hand by demanding a greater specificity in the targeting of government totally unacceptable assistance to disadvantaged Fijians. to Commodore Bainimarama. The They also recommend that all Fijian military then seized on this tactical citizens should be known as Fijian, extravagance to crack down, arresting and where differentiation is required, Speight and his ringleaders, and edg- the terms i taukei (indigenous) or ing the country away from the com- vasu (nonindigenous) be utilized. plete breakdown of order that was Anti-racialism should form a specific all too imminent in mid-2000. educational project; civil society must In essence, what occurred in 2000 be strengthened; and economic strate- constituted an eruption of long-stand- gies entailing a massive redistribution ing disaffection within the Fijian com- of resources are required. But how munity. Standing back from these politically feasible are these laudable events to locate deeper causes of objectives? A reading of this lively alienation, the authors retrace already account suggests that they face an familiar ground. As a public mecha- uphill battle, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s) (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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Abstract

book and media reviews 205 effectively resolved only after a media- adherence to the rule of law by Fijian saturated, too-confident Speight over- institutions; as well as the need for played his hand by demanding a greater specificity in the targeting of government totally unacceptable assistance to disadvantaged Fijians. to Commodore Bainimarama. The They also recommend that all Fijian military then seized on this tactical citizens should be known as Fijian, extravagance to crack down, arresting and where differentiation is required, Speight and his ringleaders, and edg- the terms i taukei (indigenous) or ing the country away from the com- vasu (nonindigenous) be utilized. plete breakdown of order that was Anti-racialism should form a specific all too imminent in mid-2000. educational project; civil society must In essence, what occurred in 2000 be strengthened; and economic strate- constituted an eruption of long-stand- gies entailing a massive redistribution ing disaffection within the Fijian com- of resources are required. But how munity. Standing back from these politically feasible are these laudable events to locate deeper causes of objectives? A reading of this lively alienation, the authors retrace already account suggests that they face an familiar ground. As a public mecha- uphill battle,

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Published: Feb 10, 2003

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