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
The Contemporary Pacific – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Aug 10, 2018
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