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Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism (review)

Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism (review) 202 the contemporary pacifi c • 21:1 (2009) until the end of the fi lm. Yes, these apples fi nally fi nd peace with each birthmarks are symbols of the scars other on a deserted island. that bind them together, but the moles’ This fi lm could be dismissed as a very presence also makes fun of the simple lighthearted comedy, but it characters’ mutual absurd decision to actually resonates on a much deeper ignore them. and universal level. In Eagle vs Shark, Because Jarrod and Lily are con- adults struggle with learning to release tinuously unsuccessful in their earnest the past and grow beyond their teen- attempts to cover up their obvious age preoccupations with winning the vulnerabilities, ironic humor is often big race. In the end, more than a love the result. Jarrod wants to be the story, this is a story of self-acceptance. superhero warrior he plays in his The human condition dictates that we video-games. He wants to be the are all rotten apples—we are all dam- karate expert hero. Yet his quest is aged goods. Our challenge is to focus hopeless and absurd, because he’s a on what is good and leave the dam- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 21 (1) – Feb 11, 2009

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2009 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

202 the contemporary pacifi c • 21:1 (2009) until the end of the fi lm. Yes, these apples fi nally fi nd peace with each birthmarks are symbols of the scars other on a deserted island. that bind them together, but the moles’ This fi lm could be dismissed as a very presence also makes fun of the simple lighthearted comedy, but it characters’ mutual absurd decision to actually resonates on a much deeper ignore them. and universal level. In Eagle vs Shark, Because Jarrod and Lily are con- adults struggle with learning to release tinuously unsuccessful in their earnest the past and grow beyond their teen- attempts to cover up their obvious age preoccupations with winning the vulnerabilities, ironic humor is often big race. In the end, more than a love the result. Jarrod wants to be the story, this is a story of self-acceptance. superhero warrior he plays in his The human condition dictates that we video-games. He wants to be the are all rotten apples—we are all dam- karate expert hero. Yet his quest is aged goods. Our challenge is to focus hopeless and absurd, because he’s a on what is good and leave the dam-

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 11, 2009

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