Disturbing history : resistance in early colonial Fiji
- Robert Nicole.
- Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2011.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (ix, 298 pages) : illustrations, maps.
- Oceanic linguistics special publication.
- Nicole, Robert.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The Colo War of
- Navosavakadua and the Tuka Movement
- The movement for federation and the Viti Kabani
- Organised plantation protest
- Everyday resistance in the villages
- Everyday resistance on the plantations
- Women's resistance.
"Disturbing History" focuses on Fiji's people and their agency in responding to and engaging the multifarious forms of authority and power that were manifest in the colony from 1874 to 1914. By concentrating on the lives of ordinary Fijians, the book presents alternate ways of reconstructing the island's past. Couched in the traditions of social, subaltern, and people's histories, the study is an excavation of a large mass of material that tells the often moving stories of lives that have largely been overlooked by historians. These challenge conventional historical accounts that tend to celebrate the nation, represent Fiji's colonial experience as ordered and peaceful, or British tutelage as benevolent.In its contribution to post-colonial theory, "Disturbing History" reveals resistance as a constant but partial and untidy mix of other constituents such as collaboration, consent, appropriation, and opportunism, which together form the colonial landscape. In turn, colonialism in Fiji is shown as a force shaped in struggle, fractured and often fragile, with a presence and application in the daily lives of people that was often chaotic, imperfect, and susceptible to subversion.The book divides the period of study into two broad categories: organized resistance and everyday forms of resistance. These forms reveal a complex web of relationships between powerful and subordinate groups and among subordinate groups themselves. The author concludes that resistance cannot be framed as a totality but as a multilayered and multidimensional reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Passive resistance > Fiji.
- Protest movements > Fiji.
- Insurgency > Fiji.
- Fiji > History > 20th century.
- Fiji > History > 19th century.
- Fiji > Politics and government > 20th century.
- Fiji > Politics and government > 19th century.
- HISTORY > Oceania.
- Passive resistance.
- Politics and government
- Protest movements.
- Publication date
- Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication
- Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Canterbury, 2006.
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- Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
- Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
- Action note
- digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
- 9780824860981 (electronic bk.)
- 0824860985 (electronic bk.)
- 9780824832919 (cloth ; alk. paper)