Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      francophone Pacific
      French Polynesia
      French research
      New Caledonia
    • Abstract:
      This article is both an introduction to this special issue of The Contemporary Pacific and a more general reflection about francophone research in the Pacific Islands and about their cultures and populations. The common topic of the essays selected here is the difficulty of maintaining an indigenous identity within the French colonial system in the French or francophone islands of the Pacific (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna). Four contributions from contemporary scholars of New Caledonia and French Polynesia bring their research on the cultural, social, and political struggles of their interlocutors to better visibility for a broad, largely anglophone audience in Pacific studies. The Resources section, produced by the chief librarians of the University of New Caledonia and the University of French Polynesia, provides a very useful overview of bibliographic and research materials about these two territories. Putting things in broader perspective, this introduction discusses what may be a common denominator in research work produced by francophone scholars that makes it distinctly different from the work of Anglophones. As well, it raises the epistemological issue of the political commitment of researchers born in the francophone Pacific Islands or living there on a permanent basis. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Lecturer, Université de la Polynésie Française
      2Professor of Polynesian studies, Université de la Polynésie Française
    • ISSN:
      1043-898X
    • Accession Number:
      10.1353/cp.2015.0032
    • Accession Number:
      109002687
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LÉOPOLD MU SI YAN; SAURA, B. Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific. Contemporary Pacific, [s. l.], v. 27, n. 2, p. 325–335, 2015. DOI 10.1353/cp.2015.0032. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=109002687. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Léopold Mu Si Yan, Saura B. Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific. Contemporary Pacific. 2015;27(2):325-335. doi:10.1353/cp.2015.0032
    • APA:
      Léopold Mu Si Yan, & Saura, B. (2015). Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific. Contemporary Pacific, 27(2), 325–335. https://doi.org/10.1353/cp.2015.0032
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Léopold Mu Si Yan, and Bruno Saura. 2015. “Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific.” Contemporary Pacific 27 (2): 325–35. doi:10.1353/cp.2015.0032.
    • Harvard:
      Léopold Mu Si Yan and Saura, B. (2015) ‘Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific’, Contemporary Pacific, 27(2), pp. 325–335. doi: 10.1353/cp.2015.0032.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Léopold Mu Si Yan & Saura, B 2015, ‘Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific’, Contemporary Pacific, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 325–335, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Léopold Mu Si Yan, and Bruno Saura. “Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific.” Contemporary Pacific, vol. 27, no. 2, Sept. 2015, pp. 325–335. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/cp.2015.0032.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Léopold Mu Si Yan, and Bruno Saura. “Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific.” Contemporary Pacific 27, no. 2 (September 2015): 325–35. doi:10.1353/cp.2015.0032.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Léopold Mu Si Yan, Saura B. Decolonization, Language, and Identity: The Francophone Islands of the Pacific. Contemporary Pacific [Internet]. 2015 Sep [cited 2020 Dec 4];27(2):325–35. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=109002687