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dc.contributor.authorCorbett, Jack
dc.contributor.authorV. Lal, Brij
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-05 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:26:03Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:26:03Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier578871
dc.identifierOCN: 945783083en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32989
dc.description.abstractThis book aims to reflect on the experiential side of writing political lives in the Pacific region. The collection touches on aspects of the life writing art that are particularly pertinent to political figures: public perception and ideology; identifying important political successes and policy initiatives; grappling with issues like corruption and age-old political science questions about leadership and ‘dirty hands’. These are general themes but they take on a particular significance in the Pacific context and so the contributions explore these themes in relation to patterns of colonisation and the memory of independence; issues elliptically captured by terms like ‘culture’ and ‘tradition’; the nature of ‘self’ presented in Pacific life writing; and the tendency for many of these texts to be written by ‘outsiders’, or at least the increasingly contested nature of what that term means.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.otherpolitics
dc.subject.otherpacific
dc.subject.otherlife writing
dc.subject.otherAutobiography
dc.subject.otherFiji
dc.subject.otherPapua New Guinea
dc.subject.otherSolomon Islands
dc.titlePolitical Life Writing in the Pacific. Reflections on Practice
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_578871
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
oapen.relation.isbn9781925022605
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Autobiography - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobiography; Fiji - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji; Papua New Guinea - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea; Politics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics; Solomon Islands - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands
oapen.identifier.ocn945783083


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