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More authentic than thou: Authenticity and othering in Fiji tourism discourse
This article explores the ways that othering and differentiation in Fiji tourism discourse cater to international tourists' presumed quest for authenticity. In addition to tapping into westernExpand
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Between Academic Theory and Folk Wisdom: Local Discourse on Differential Educational Attainment in Fiji
  • C. White
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Education Review
  • 1 August 2001
Cet article souligne le discours colonial et sa relation avec le discours academique et populaire sur le systeme educatif a Fidji. Il considere la maniere dont les concepts de motivation-rendement,Expand
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Historicizing educational disparity: colonial policy and Fijian educational attainment
Introduction Ethnic or ‘racial’ disparity in educational attainment is a highly politicized issue in multiethnic nations, intertwined as it is with issues of broader societal inequality. To nationalExpand
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Language, Authenticity and Identity: Indigenous Fijian Students and Language Use in Schools
Many indigenous minorities are in the process of revitalising their languages lost through such colonial policies as the use of colonial languages for instruction in schools. In these revitalisationExpand
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Affirmative Action and Education in Fiji: Legitimation, Contestation, and Colonial Discourse.
In this article, Carmen M. White analyzes the debate about affirmative action policies in education in Fiji and explores the impact of colonial discourses on the debates. She asserts that, much likeExpand
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Moving Up the Ranks: Chiefly Status, Prestige, and Schooling in Colonial Fiji
In a 1987 volume titled Class and Culture in the South Pacific, Samoan historian Malama Meleisea describes orthodox Marxism, modernization theory, and unilineal evolutionary thought as united inExpand
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Fijian Males at the Crossroads of Gender and Ethnicity in a Fiji Secondary School
This article explores how two transgendered Fijian males navigate the intersections of sex, gender, and ethnicity or "race" in a Fiji secondary school. Their experiences illustrate, on the one hand,Expand
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Deficit thinking redux: cultural deficit discourse and an urban community and school in Fiji
Cultural deficit thinking comprises a complex of coded labels and descriptive variables that focus an essentializing, critical lens on the parenting, values and ‘home environment’ of the poor andExpand
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Living In Zion
The theme of repatriation figures prominently in a repertoire of symbols and concepts associated with Rastafarianism. Yet the experiences and perspectives of repatriated Rastafarians remains anExpand
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A critique of the ANA Social Policy Statement.
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