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dc.contributor.authorBambridge, Tamatoa
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-06 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:17:35Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:17:35Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier607554
dc.identifierOCN: 1135532007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32723
dc.description.abstractThis collection deals with an ancient institution in Eastern Polynesia called the rahui, a form of restricting access to resources and/or territories. While tapu had been extensively discussed in the scientific literature on Oceanian anthropology, the rahui is quite absent from secondary modern literature. This situation is all the more problematic because individual actors, societies, and states in the Pacific are readapting such concepts to their current needs, such as environment regulation or cultural legitimacy. This book assembles a comprehensive collection of current works on the rahui from a legal pluralism perspective. This study as a whole underlines the new assertion of identity that has flowed from the cultural dimension of the rahui. Today, rahui have become a means for indigenous communities to be fully recognised on a political level. Some indigenous communities choose to restore the rahui in order to preserve political control of their territory or, in some cases, to get it back. For the state, better control of the rahui represents a way of asserting its legitimacy and its sovereignty, in the face of this reassertion by indigenous communities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MK Oceania::1MKP Polynesia
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies::JFSL9 Indigenous peoples
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LA Jurisprudence & general issues::LAQ Law & society
dc.subject.othercultural identity
dc.subject.otherresource management
dc.subject.othereastern polynesia
dc.subject.otherrahui
dc.subject.otherCoconut
dc.subject.otherLagoon
dc.subject.otherMarquesas Islands
dc.subject.otherTapu (Polynesian culture)
dc.titleThe Rahui: Legal pluralism in Polynesian traditional management of resources and territories
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_607554
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
oapen.relation.isbn9781925022797
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Coconut - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut; Lagoon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagoon; Marquesas Islands - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquesas_Islands; Rahui - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C4%81hui; Tapu (Polynesian culture) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapu_(Polynesian_culture)
oapen.identifier.ocn1135532007


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