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Tu: A Novel (review)

Tu: A Novel (review) the contemporary pacific · 18:2 (2006) New Zealand publishers, this canonsolidifying book--with its extensive bibliography--seems primed to be a useful supplement to Pacific literature syllabi. In these senses, Postcolonial Pacific Writing makes a significant contribution to a potentially wider conversation about Pacific literatures that has, most notably among Pacific writers and scholars themselves, remained understandably wary about how and on what terms to proceed. related to a narcissism that indexes a "widespread socio-cultural malaise" (177). The above sketch cannot do justice to the complexities of Keown's arguments, but hopefully it raises questions about methodology that come up when assessing postcolonial Pacific writing and Postcolonial Pacific Writing. While Keown simply touches on such questions by suggesting that not being open to theorizing "from the outside in" threatens "theoretical insularity," her critical position is clearly embodied in a practice described as itself an examination of how postcolonial theories "may be deployed productively . . . without compromising the necessary attendant focus upon local social-economic and cultural factors" (195). Likewise, though not directly articulated, her views on culture and politics are registered in the course of her reading, particularly in her representations of Mäori approaches to "nation." I had reservations, in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

the contemporary pacific · 18:2 (2006) New Zealand publishers, this canonsolidifying book--with its extensive bibliography--seems primed to be a useful supplement to Pacific literature syllabi. In these senses, Postcolonial Pacific Writing makes a significant contribution to a potentially wider conversation about Pacific literatures that has, most notably among Pacific writers and scholars themselves, remained understandably wary about how and on what terms to proceed. related to a narcissism that indexes a "widespread socio-cultural malaise" (177). The above sketch cannot do justice to the complexities of Keown's arguments, but hopefully it raises questions about methodology that come up when assessing postcolonial Pacific writing and Postcolonial Pacific Writing. While Keown simply touches on such questions by suggesting that not being open to theorizing "from the outside in" threatens "theoretical insularity," her critical position is clearly embodied in a practice described as itself an examination of how postcolonial theories "may be deployed productively . . . without compromising the necessary attendant focus upon local social-economic and cultural factors" (195). Likewise, though not directly articulated, her views on culture and politics are registered in the course of her reading, particularly in her representations of Mäori approaches to "nation." I had reservations, in

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 27, 2006

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