Empire and Erasure: A Case Study of Pitcairn Island

  title={Empire and Erasure: A Case Study of Pitcairn Island},
  author={Maria Amoamo},
  journal={Island Studies Journal},
  • M. Amoamo
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • Sociology
  • Island Studies Journal
Over the past few decades the Pacific region has undergone many changes through decolonization and postcolonial adjustment. Political change in new and existing Pacific nations is marked by efforts to reclaim identities, histories and futures. The smallest Pacific community with a separate identity is Pitcairn Island, the last British “colony” in the Pacific. Using critical ethnography this case study of Pitcairn examines the notion of erasure in relation to the history and politics of… 

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