‘Melanesia’

@article{Lawson2021Melanesia,
  title={‘Melanesia’},
  author={Stephanie J. Lawson},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  year={2021},
  volume={48},
  pages={1 - 22}
}
  • S. Lawson
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Pacific History
The term ‘Melanesia’ is a partly geographic, partly cultural referent to a subregion of the island Pacific that has become very much part of ordinary descriptive language along with terms categorising other parts of the Pacific island world, namely Polynesia and Micronesia. Yet ‘Melanesia’ is much more than a descriptor. The term has been loaded with significance in a variety of ways, carrying with it both negative and positive connotations. This paper provides an overview of the way in which… 
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