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Rock of Contention: Free French and Americans at War in New Caledonia, 1940–1945, and: Nouvelle-Calédonie 1945–1968: La Confiance Trahie (review)

Rock of Contention: Free French and Americans at War in New Caledonia, 1940–1945, and:... book and media reviews Intercommunity ties and the importance of the Springdale community to the Marshall Islands are revealed in the context of a Constitution Day celebration, which brings groups from other migrant communities as well as government ministers and senators from the Islands. One participant recounts his childhood experience of the Bravo thermonuclear test, underscoring that the relationship of the Marshalls with the United States is basically a military one, and describing some of its fraught history. Carpenter's documentary ends with Chong-Gum meeting a new immigrant at the airport, telling him how other migrants will help him adapt to this foreign setting, and welcoming him to a new, beautiful "island." These documentaries are useful resources for class presentations and are accessible to undergraduates, but require contextualization and discussion. They provide limited accounts of the shifting relationships of Micronesians with outsiders, and ignore structural changes in the US economy that open jobs in various sectors to immigrants. I prefer A New Island for the richness of its case study approach and its direction toward a host-nation audience. Both videos can be useful in expanding the notion of "Peoples of the Pacific" and constructing lessons on transnationalism, migration, globalization, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Rock of Contention: Free French and Americans at War in New Caledonia, 1940–1945, and: Nouvelle-Calédonie 1945–1968: La Confiance Trahie (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 20 (2) – Aug 1, 2008

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book and media reviews Intercommunity ties and the importance of the Springdale community to the Marshall Islands are revealed in the context of a Constitution Day celebration, which brings groups from other migrant communities as well as government ministers and senators from the Islands. One participant recounts his childhood experience of the Bravo thermonuclear test, underscoring that the relationship of the Marshalls with the United States is basically a military one, and describing some of its fraught history. Carpenter's documentary ends with Chong-Gum meeting a new immigrant at the airport, telling him how other migrants will help him adapt to this foreign setting, and welcoming him to a new, beautiful "island." These documentaries are useful resources for class presentations and are accessible to undergraduates, but require contextualization and discussion. They provide limited accounts of the shifting relationships of Micronesians with outsiders, and ignore structural changes in the US economy that open jobs in various sectors to immigrants. I prefer A New Island for the richness of its case study approach and its direction toward a host-nation audience. Both videos can be useful in expanding the notion of "Peoples of the Pacific" and constructing lessons on transnationalism, migration, globalization,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 1, 2008

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