Rewriting the World: Pacific People, Media, and Cultural Resistance

  • Sereana NaepiEmail author
  • Sam Manuela
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This chapter explores how media is used both to create and resist hegemonic constructions of identity. Using Pacific peoples as an example, this chapter explores how media continues to portray colonial understandings of Pacific peoples and how Pacific peoples rewrite these hegemonic understandings using the same media that constructs them. This chapter considers various forms of media including poetry, film, blogs, online newspapers, and social media and how each is utilized to resist mainstream understandings of the Pacific.


Pacific Media Identity Resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thompson Rivers UniversityKamloopsCanada
  2. 2.University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • Steven Ratuva
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anthropology and SociologyUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific StudiesUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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