Re-crossing a different water: Colonialism and Third Worldism in Fiji

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Show simple item record Ghosh, D 2009-12-21T02:38:33Z 2004-02
dc.identifier.citation Third World Quarterly, 2004, 25 (1), pp. 111 - 130
dc.identifier.issn 0143-6597
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article will discuss the idea of the Third World in Fiji by analysing the internal tensions of the term and the plurality of trajectories emerging from the transnational spaces in which Fijian society must reconstitute itself after decolonisation and the coups of 1987 and 2000. The ethnic issues in Fiji have led to the employment of a number of strategies by both the indigenous and the Indian communities. Some consist of networking within transnational spaces and negotiation with external political and cultural flows, while others are more inward in their everyday strategies. This situation offers a non-reductive way to think about decolonisation, cultural transformation and notions of autonomy and Third World solidarity. The article assumes that cultural forms will always be made, unmade and remade. Communities can and must reconfigure themselves, drawing selectively on remembered pasts. The relevant question is whether, and how, they convince and coerce insiders and outsiders, often in power-charged, unequal situations; for example, the issues of indigenous versus migrant rights to land and franchise in Fiji. Thus, what is lost and rediscovered in new situations becomes part of the realm of normal political or cultural activity.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/0143659042000185363
dc.title Re-crossing a different water: Colonialism and Third Worldism in Fiji
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Third World Quarterly
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 25
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Basingstoke en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 111 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 130 en_US FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1606 Political Science
dc.personcode 970323
dc.percentage 100 en_US Political Science en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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