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Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing by Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot (review)

Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing by Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot (review) book and media reviews 299 teaching Western methods of hygiene volume’s title encapsulating its content to Māori. This second route was  as well as any short description would. fulfilled. The other three chapters, It considers many diverse futures from one each by Christine Manganaro, many times, from the US East Coast to Michael J Stevens, and Anderson, India, and obviously from across the all focus on either one or multiple Pacific. While the individual chap- European academics and missionaries ters diverge in content dramatically, and their distinct visions for Hawai‘i, the perspective of past futures comes Ruapuke Island in Aotearoa/New across as a useful tool with which to Zealand, and the Marquesas Islands. consider colonialism in the Pacific and Manganaro discusses the work of to decolonize Pacific futures. Romanzo Colfax Adams in casting owen jennings Hawai‘i as a “melting pot” and teach- University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa ing the “common sense” that assimila- tion would combine Hawai‘i’s racial *** groups into one new race (225). This, as Manganaro points out, ignored Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattoo- the importance of mo‘okū‘auhau,  ing, by Sean Mallon and Sébastien or Hawaiian genealogy, assuming Galliot. Honolulu: University of the primacy of race over genealogy. Hawai‘i Press, 2018. isbn 978-0- Manganaro worryingly posits http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing by Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 32 (1) – Apr 1, 2020

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book and media reviews 299 teaching Western methods of hygiene volume’s title encapsulating its content to Māori. This second route was  as well as any short description would. fulfilled. The other three chapters, It considers many diverse futures from one each by Christine Manganaro, many times, from the US East Coast to Michael J Stevens, and Anderson, India, and obviously from across the all focus on either one or multiple Pacific. While the individual chap- European academics and missionaries ters diverge in content dramatically, and their distinct visions for Hawai‘i, the perspective of past futures comes Ruapuke Island in Aotearoa/New across as a useful tool with which to Zealand, and the Marquesas Islands. consider colonialism in the Pacific and Manganaro discusses the work of to decolonize Pacific futures. Romanzo Colfax Adams in casting owen jennings Hawai‘i as a “melting pot” and teach- University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa ing the “common sense” that assimila- tion would combine Hawai‘i’s racial *** groups into one new race (225). This, as Manganaro points out, ignored Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattoo- the importance of mo‘okū‘auhau,  ing, by Sean Mallon and Sébastien or Hawaiian genealogy, assuming Galliot. Honolulu: University of the primacy of race over genealogy. Hawai‘i Press, 2018. isbn 978-0- Manganaro worryingly posits

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Published: Apr 1, 2020

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