Fa'amatagi: From Whence The Wind Blows, 2022 Old Dominion University
Fa'amatagi: From Whence The Wind Blows, Annette Roberts
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Fa’amatagi: From Whence the Wind Blows is a love letter to the people and culture of my parents. This is a documentary poetics project that draws upon research of the Mau Movement, archives from the New Zealand government, and personal ethnographies with my own parents who are both of Samoan descent. I curated several pieces of art from book collector Alexander Turnbull and photographer Alfred J. Tattersall. This project delves into the effects of colonialism on a previously isolated people. It explores the act of civil disobedience and what comes of it versus the long-lasting damage of compliance towards a …
Property Laws, White Settler Power And The Kingdom Of Hawai’I, 2022 Swarthmore College
Property Laws, White Settler Power And The Kingdom Of Hawai’I, Martin Rakowszczyk
Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal
Hawai’ian property laws in the 19th century, while intended to provide for the transition of the islands to a European mode of commerce and allow for greater prosperity, weakened the power of Native Hawai`ian subjects and ultimately contributed to European planter power and the eventual annexation of the islands. Prior to European contact, land in the Kingdom of Hawai`i was communally owned and not treated as a tradable commodity. However, forced to settle foreign debts, the Hawai’ian government instituted land reform intended to raise money and maintain Hawai’ian sovereignty. Given the constant threat of annexation by Western powers and …
Unraveling Paradise: Colonialism And Disguise In German Language Literature, 2022 Bowdoin College
Unraveling Paradise: Colonialism And Disguise In German Language Literature, Brigita Kant
For centuries, the Pacific Islands have been disguised by Europeans through the trope of “island paradise." Despite Europe’s role in bringing colonization and racial oppression to Oceania, the dominant narrative has been that Pacific Islanders lead simple lives, untouched from the complicated aspects of the “modern world.” This narrative has enabled White outsiders to fantasize about the Pacific Islands as a place for personal denial of Western social conventions, simultaneously allowing White European men to fetishize and possess Pacific Island culture and identity. My honors project will closely examine three fictional German language texts- Haimotochare (1819), Der Papalagi (1920) …
002 Transcription Notes, 2021 Kutztown
002 Transcription Notes, Bill Donner Dr
Sikaiana Oral Stories
Notes about transcription and translation for the Sikaiana oral and recorded material.
01 Traditional Songs Introduction, 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
01 Traditional Songs Introduction, William Donner
Sikaiana Traditional Songs
This is an introduction to Sikaiana songs. It includes a discussion of the social cultural context of song composition and singing. There is a discussion of the different features of song production and a list of different song genres. Most of the discussion is concerned with traditional song expression that are part of derived form changes associated with colonialism and modernization.
Malay Minorities In The Tenasserim Coast, 2020 Department of South East Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malay Minorities In The Tenasserim Coast, Ma Tin Cho Mar, Pham Huong Trang
ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement
This paper discusses the Malay Minorities of the Malay Minorities in the Tenasserim Coast. And Tanintharyi Division is an administrative region of Myanmar at present. When we look closely at some of the interesting historical facts, we see that this region is “Tanao Si” in Thai, or Tanah Sari in Malay. This region belonged to Tanah Melayu, or Malay Peninsula, which was part of the Sultanate of Kedah. It was occupied first by the Ayutthaya Kingdom and later by Burma. Moken people of the Austronesian-speaking tribes who live on the coast and on the islands of the Andaman Sea up …
Desegregation Through Entertainment: Rodgers And Hammerstein’S South Pacific As An Instrument Of Military Policy, 2020 Chapman University
Desegregation Through Entertainment: Rodgers And Hammerstein’S South Pacific As An Instrument Of Military Policy, Leana Sottile
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific became a staple of mainstream popular culture. However, the musical also served a specific function within the American military where its usage by the United Service Organizations and Department of Defense was widespread. This case study examines how South Pacific arguably served a way to ease the blow of desegregation on the military by other means, in this case, entertainment. This was achieved by combining the show’s progressive views on racial tolerance with the prevalent wartime nostalgia and romanticism in the piece. All of …
Chapter 10, Life In Town In Intimacy And Community In A Changing World: Sikaiana Life 1980-1993, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Chapter 10, Life In Town In Intimacy And Community In A Changing World: Sikaiana Life 1980-1993, William Donner
A description of emigration to towns, mainly Honiara, among the Sikaiana people of the Solomon Islands from 1980 to 1993. The migrants maintained and developed many ways to express their solidarity and community.
A related website can be found here,
Preface, In Intimacy And Community In A Changing World: Sikaiana Life 1980-1993, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Preface, In Intimacy And Community In A Changing World: Sikaiana Life 1980-1993, William Donner
This preface describes the process of writing and developing this ethnography about Sikaiana. It explains why I am publishing in this format. It also contextualized this ethnography in terms of how anthropology has changed over the past 40 years and also a brief discussion of how the Sikaiana people have changed since my research from 1980-1993.
A related website can be found at www.sikaianaarchives.com
2 Introduction To The Sikaiana Dictionary, Updated 2020, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
2 Introduction To The Sikaiana Dictionary, Updated 2020, William Donner
An overview and update to the Sikaiana Dictionary.
003 Abbreviations For Sikaiana Dictionary, 2020 Kutztown University
003 Abbreviations For Sikaiana Dictionary, William Donner
These are the abbreviations for the semantic and grammatical notes for a dictionary of the Sikaiana language in the Solomon Islands.
7 Appendices To Sikaiana Dictionary, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
7 Appendices To Sikaiana Dictionary, William Donner
Appendices to the Sikaiana Dictionary including personal names, place names, English/Pijin borrowings and illustrations.
1 Dictionary Of The Sikaiana Language, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
1 Dictionary Of The Sikaiana Language, William Donner
Full Dictionary of the Sikaiana language including short grammar, list of words with grammatical functions, examples, English glosses, finder list, personal names, place names, English/Pijin borrowings, illustrations.
4 Introduction And Grammar To Sikaiana Language, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
4 Introduction And Grammar To Sikaiana Language, William Donner
An introductions and brief grammar of the language of the Sikaiana people, Solomon Islands.
6 English Word Finder, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
6 English Word Finder, William Donner
A finder list of English words to find Sikaiana equivalents.
Indigenous Healing In New Zealand: An Anthropological Analysis Of "Traditional" And "Modern" Approaches To Well-Being, 2020 Bucknell University
Indigenous Healing In New Zealand: An Anthropological Analysis Of "Traditional" And "Modern" Approaches To Well-Being, Lillian T. Brice
Drawing on contemporary anthropological approaches used by scholars of well-being and medical anthropology (i.e. Michael Jackson and Lisa Stevenson), I explore how indigenous healers in New Zealand blend “traditional” and “modern” elements to establish a creative and inclusive system. Specifically, I explore the use of herbal treatments, ritual chanting, and ceremonies that encapsulate Māori cultural values. I also explore the impact of biomedicine and New-Age wellness approaches on indigenous healing. I argue that Māori healing moves beyond the binary of “tradition” and “modern” as healers merge the past and present and combine the foreign and native. My research is based …
Entire Ethnography, Intimacy And Community In A Changing World: Sikaiana Life 1980-1993, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Entire Ethnography, Intimacy And Community In A Changing World: Sikaiana Life 1980-1993, William Donner
This is the entire ethnography of Sikaiana. Separate chapters are also listed at this location.
A related website is www.sikaianaarchives.com
Songs, Storytellers, And Science: An Examination Of Long-Distance Interaction In The Cook Islands, 2020 The College of Wooster
Songs, Storytellers, And Science: An Examination Of Long-Distance Interaction In The Cook Islands, Cyrus Hulen
Senior Independent Study Theses
It is widely accepted in Polynesian archaeology that contact between island groups persisted after first peopling but declined over time. However, there is not a clear sense of how the dynamics and directionality of interaction change over time. Archaeological discussions of interaction in the Cook Islands often focus on quantitative materialist data. While this is certainly valuable and critical to archaeology as a scientific discipline, I see this discussion as an opportunity to incorporate more fully more qualitative or ontologically driven data from other fields of anthropology. I intend to explore the geography, chronology, and ontology of long-distance interaction between …
Presénces Polyvalentes: Protean Polynesian Voices In The Works Of Rai Chaze And Titaua Peu, 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Presénces Polyvalentes: Protean Polynesian Voices In The Works Of Rai Chaze And Titaua Peu, Julia Frengs
French Language and Literature Papers
IN AN INTERVIEW conducted in May 2013, the same month in which French Polynesia was inscribed on the United Nations list of countries to be decolonized, the archipelago's best-known writer, Chantal Spitz, declared:
L'Océanie est une et multiple. Une parce qu'habitée par un méme peuple originel venue d'Asie du Sud-Est, notamment Taiwan, qui s'est installé au fil de voyages océaniques a bord de pirogues à double coque et en suivant les étoiles, sur les îles du Pacifique. Multiple par la variété des adaptations imposées à ce peuple par des environnements géographiques souvent très différents et des colonisations européennes diverses. (19) …
Dignity In Decision-Making: Modernity And Social Navigation Among Rural French Polynesian Youth, 2018 Southern Methodist University
Dignity In Decision-Making: Modernity And Social Navigation Among Rural French Polynesian Youth, Laura Jarvis
Anthropology Theses and Dissertations
This research examines critical questions about the experiences of youth through the lenses of modernity, subjectivity, and the lifecourse. Growing up in a (post)colonial context of shifting definitions of adulthood, youth from the rural island of Rurutu, French Polynesia must navigate various decisions and transformations with little information to base their future aspirations on. This dissertation identifies dignity as the main motivating factor in youth decision-making, one that is constantly redefined as youth navigate shifting social fields. Dignity, as used here, is a target youth strive for in order to contest feelings of social precarity stemming from unaccommodating education systems …