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1st Edition

Leadership and Change in the Western Pacific

ISBN 9780367716523
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
430 Pages

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Book Description

An ethnographic exploration of the rise of new forms of leadership at community and national levels with islanders are synthesising traditional and Western models.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Preface, 1. Introduction: Leadership and Change in the Western Pacific, 2. Sanctity and Power on Anuta: Polynesian Chieftainship Revisited, 3. Authority and Egalitarianism: Discourses of Leadership on Nukulaelae Atoll, 4. A New King for Nanumaga: Changing Demands for Leadership and Authority in a Polynesian Atoll Society, 5. The Absurd Side of Power in Samoa, 6. The Bellonese: High, Low – and Equal: Leadership and Change on a Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands, 7. Money, Sovereignty and Moral Authority on Rotuma, 8. Who Are the Chiefs? Chiefship in Lau, Eastern Fiji, 9. Leadership and Solomon Islanders' Resistance to Plantation-Based Political Economy: Roles and Circumstances, 10. Priest and Prince: Integrating Kastom, Christianity and Modernization in Kwara'ae Leadership, 11. 'Identity Crisis': Changing Images of Chieftainship in Manam Society, 12. From Possession to Apotheosis: Transformation and Disguise in the Leadership of a Cargo Movement, 13. Epilogue: Old Canvas, New Leadership, Index

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Feinberg, R. | Watson-Gregeo, K. A.