Imagining the Other: The Representation of the Papua New Guinean Subject
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264pp. March 2007
Imagining the Other: The Representation of the Papua New Guinean Subject
Author: Stella, Regis Tove;
Much has been written about Papua New Guinea over the last century and too often in ways that legitimated or served colonial interests through highly pejorative and racist descriptions of Papua New Guineans. Paying special attention to early travel literature, works of fiction, and colonial reports, laws, and legislation, Regis Tove Stella reveals the complex and persistent network of discursive strategies deployed to subjugate the land and its people.

13 illus.
Pacific Islands Monograph Series, No. 20
Published in association with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, UH
"An excellent and engaging work.... The text shows how regimes of representation interlock with legal and other colonial structures to produce profoundly oppressive social formations.... It is an important text and a worthy part of Pacific Islands scholarship." —John O’Carroll, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales

"With this book, Regis Stella makes a significant contribution to the decolonization of the literary and cultural landscape of the Pacific Islands.... As a literary and cultural critique, this very important book will deeply enrich the currently available literature on Papua New Guinea and the wider Pacific and enhance and status of Pacific literary and cultural criticism within and outside the region." —Robert Nicole, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Author: Stella, Regis Tove;
Regis Tove Stella is from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, and has a Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is director of the Melanesian Institute of Arts and Communications and a faculty member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea.
Read the introduction (PDF).
Published in association with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, UH



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