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Framing the islands: knowledge and power in changing Australian images of 'the South Pacific'

@inproceedings{Fry1997FramingTI,
  title={Framing the islands: knowledge and power in changing Australian images of 'the South Pacific'},
  author={Gregory Fry},
  year={1997}
}
A new and powerful set of images of the South Pacific, and of Pacific Islanders, has recently come to prominence in Australia. The images are embedded in a forthright salvationist message that describes a region in danger of “falling off the map.” It warns of an approaching “doomsday” or “nightmare” unless Pacific Islanders remake themselves—just as Australians have had to. Such a remaking, it is asserted, will require sacrifice: a change in cultural practice, the taking of hard decisions, and… 

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