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  •  Oh, put me on the spot, why don't you! (8+ / 0-)

    Well, one that sticks out at me is Paradise Remade by Elizabeth Buck. This book focuses near exclusively on Hawai`ian perspectives of colonial influence.

    Also, the account My Samoan Chief by Fay Caulkins is an interesting account of what could be called neo-colonial attempts to westernize a population.

    I have some more back at home, but these are the only two I can remember off the top of my head.

    The interesting thing about Asia/Pacific (Pacific in particular) is that colonialism existed up to very recently, and some would argue still exists in Samoa (American), Hawai`i, Guam, and some others. Therefore, the view of colonialism isn't "post", it is still a "colonial" view (Think about how you feel about Hawai`i).

    "Look at this; I'm a coward too; You don't need to hide, my friend; For I'm just like you" - Monster/Sprite (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex)

    by AZ Independent on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 08:31:47 AM PDT

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