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Colonialism Development and Independence

Colonialism Development and Independence
The Case of the Melanesian Islands in the South Pacific

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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521143882

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  • This 1972 book takes Western Pacific island territories as a case study in the behavioural understanding of colonialism. It is argued that colonialism has many forms, and is not ended with the lowering of the metropolitan flag. It represents a conflict of systems, as worldwide forces impinge on local systems and seek to bring them into an essentially dependent relationship with metropolitan centres. The drive for independence is seen as the opposition to these forces, beginning with resistance to invasion, continuing through efforts to adapt the innovations and manage their impact, and going on to modern forms of political and economic nationalism. The book is based on field work and documentary research extending more than ten years; the emphasis on field evidence is unusual in a book of this nature.

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521143882
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    Preface
    Note on conventions
    1. On colonialism and development
    2. Colonial beginnings
    3 Diffusion and establishment
    4. High noon: Melanesia in a white man's world
    5. Tremors from faraway convulsions - 1905–1920
    6. The ills of mercantilism
    7. Hard times and new beginnings
    8. Trauma - 1940–1946
    9. The Hasluck period and the new colonialism
    10. The advance toward political independence
    11. The deepening commercial colonization of Melanesia
    12. The face of pluralism in Melanesia
    13. Melanesian reaction
    14. A view of the Third World
    15. Perils and prospects
    Epilogue: toward an understanding of colonialism
    Statistical appendix
    List of references
    Index.

  • Author

    H. C. Brookfield

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