Wheelers Books
Honour, Mana, and Agency in Polynesian-European Conflict
 

Honour, Mana, and Agency in Polynesian-European Conflict (Hardback)

By Wilkes, Annette

  • RRP: $282.00
  • $282.00
  • In Stock At Publisher

Focusing on the era of `first encounters' in Polynesia, this book provides a fresh look at some of the early contacts between indigenous people and the captains and crew of European ships. The case studies chosen enable comparison of New Zealand Maori-European transactions with s...imilar Pacific ones. The book examines the conflict situations that arose and the reasons for physical violence, highlighting the roles of honour, mana and agency. Drawing on a range of archival materials, sailor and missionary journals as well as indigenous narratives, Wilkes applies an analytical method typically used for examining much more recent conflict. She compares different ways of `seeing' and `knowing' the world and reflects on the reasons for poor decision making amongst all the social actors involved. The evidence presented in the book strongly suggests that preventing violence - promoting and negotiating peace - happens most effectively when mana and honour are acknowledged between parties.
Read more

ISBN 9780367026226
Released NZ 19 Apr 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
Availability
In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780367026226
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 19 Apr 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wilkes, Annette
Series Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
Category Social & Cultural Anthropology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 305.8994
Weight 544g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners - Polynesia, Indigenous peoples - History - Polynesia, Indigenous peoples - Violence against, Polynesians - History, Europeans - History - Polynesia
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education

TOP