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Sailing in the Wake of the Ancestors: Reviving Polynesian Voyaging (review)

Sailing in the Wake of the Ancestors: Reviving Polynesian Voyaging (review) 232 the contemporary pacific • 17:1 (2005) order to understand these complex, Sailing in the Wake of the Ancestors: equivocal zones of action, a two-sided Reviving Polynesian Voyaging, by historical ethnography is needed. . . . Ben Finney. Honolulu: Bishop Polynesian as well as European think- Museum Press, 2003. isbn cloth, ing— the World of Light as well as the 1-58178-025-7; paper, 1-58178- Enlightenment—played their part in 024-9; vi + 168 pages, maps, notes, James Cook’s death, just as Kuki’s glossary, bibliography, photographs, and Kalani‘opu‘u’s bones were min- index. Cloth, us $24.95; paper, gled. Polynesian as well as European us $19.95. thinking is needed again, to illuminate those cross-cultural exchanges” Since the 1960s, Oceanic voyaging (431–432). has become a well-developed area of The specter of J C Beaglehole anthropological inquiry. Most investi- haunts these two texts, and many gations of the subject have adopted of their pages bear the imprints of one of three approaches. Ethno- Bernard Smith, Greg Dening, and graphic studies commenced with the Marshall Sahlins. Nevertheless, both work of William Alkire (Lamotrek are fine exemplars of the historical Atoll and Inter-Island Socioeconomic anthropological method, and each Ties [1965]) and Thomas Gladwin represents a significant addition to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Sailing in the Wake of the Ancestors: Reviving Polynesian Voyaging (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 17 (1) – Jan 27, 2005

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232 the contemporary pacific • 17:1 (2005) order to understand these complex, Sailing in the Wake of the Ancestors: equivocal zones of action, a two-sided Reviving Polynesian Voyaging, by historical ethnography is needed. . . . Ben Finney. Honolulu: Bishop Polynesian as well as European think- Museum Press, 2003. isbn cloth, ing— the World of Light as well as the 1-58178-025-7; paper, 1-58178- Enlightenment—played their part in 024-9; vi + 168 pages, maps, notes, James Cook’s death, just as Kuki’s glossary, bibliography, photographs, and Kalani‘opu‘u’s bones were min- index. Cloth, us $24.95; paper, gled. Polynesian as well as European us $19.95. thinking is needed again, to illuminate those cross-cultural exchanges” Since the 1960s, Oceanic voyaging (431–432). has become a well-developed area of The specter of J C Beaglehole anthropological inquiry. Most investi- haunts these two texts, and many gations of the subject have adopted of their pages bear the imprints of one of three approaches. Ethno- Bernard Smith, Greg Dening, and graphic studies commenced with the Marshall Sahlins. Nevertheless, both work of William Alkire (Lamotrek are fine exemplars of the historical Atoll and Inter-Island Socioeconomic anthropological method, and each Ties [1965]) and Thomas Gladwin represents a significant addition to

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Published: Jan 27, 2005

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