Postcards from Oceania: Port Towns, Portraits and the Picturesque during the Colonial Era by Max Quanchi and Max Shekleton (review)

Postcards from Oceania: Port Towns, Portraits and the Picturesque during the Colonial Era by Max... book and media reviews 557 framework could engage with indige- interrelated histories of photography, neity in the contemporary moment. postcards and colonialism” (12). As Furthermore, one avenue of inquiry a small portion of Shekleton’s private that is suggested but left unexplored collection of sixty thousand Pacific is the role of tauhi vā in mediating Islands picture postcards, the 221 cross- cultural relationships. Ka‘ili analyzed in this book help to illustrate hints at this dynamic when he dis- “the knowing and imaging of Oceania cusses Tongan relationships with by a distant Euro-American world” Kānaka Maoli in Hawai‘i, but more (46). The representation of the Pacific could be said about trans-Indigenous is long and complex, and this text pro- relationships and the mediation of vides a conversation around the ideas social practices that create harmony that underpin the images that were and reciprocity. This book neverthe- produced and marketed. less provides a starting point for such Chapter 1 demonstrates that the discussions and would be useful for visual history scholarship of “pho- anyone working at the intersection of tography in the context of colonial anthropology and Indigenous studies. propaganda” about Africa and Asia (20) provides important context for maggie wander analyzing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Postcards from Oceania: Port Towns, Portraits and the Picturesque during the Colonial Era by Max Quanchi and Max Shekleton (review)

The Contemporary Pacific, Volume 30 (2) – Aug 10, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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book and media reviews 557 framework could engage with indige- interrelated histories of photography, neity in the contemporary moment. postcards and colonialism” (12). As Furthermore, one avenue of inquiry a small portion of Shekleton’s private that is suggested but left unexplored collection of sixty thousand Pacific is the role of tauhi vā in mediating Islands picture postcards, the 221 cross- cultural relationships. Ka‘ili analyzed in this book help to illustrate hints at this dynamic when he dis- “the knowing and imaging of Oceania cusses Tongan relationships with by a distant Euro-American world” Kānaka Maoli in Hawai‘i, but more (46). The representation of the Pacific could be said about trans-Indigenous is long and complex, and this text pro- relationships and the mediation of vides a conversation around the ideas social practices that create harmony that underpin the images that were and reciprocity. This book neverthe- produced and marketed. less provides a starting point for such Chapter 1 demonstrates that the discussions and would be useful for visual history scholarship of “pho- anyone working at the intersection of tography in the context of colonial anthropology and Indigenous studies. propaganda” about Africa and Asia (20) provides important context for maggie wander analyzing

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