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Honour, Mana, and Agency in Polynesian-European Conflict
 

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

By Wilkes, Annette

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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... read full description below.

ISBN 9780367026226
Barcode 9780367026226
Published 19 April 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
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ISBN-13 9780367026226
ISBN-10 0367026228
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 19 April 2019
International Publication Date 1 December 2018
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: 159mm
Height: 235mm
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
Dewey Code 305.8994
Catalogue Code 969697

Description of this Book

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 similar 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.

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Author's Bio

Annette Wilkes has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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