From explorers to evangelists: Archivists, recordkeeping, and remembering in the pacific islands

@article{Wareham2002FromET,
  title={From explorers to evangelists: Archivists, recordkeeping, and remembering in the pacific islands},
  author={Evelyn Wareham},
  journal={Archival Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={2},
  pages={187-207}
}
With a central focus on the cultural contexts of Pacific island societies, this essay examines the entanglement of colonial power relations in local recordkeeping practices. These cultural contexts include the on-going exchange between oral and literate cultures, the aftermath of colonial disempowerment and reassertion of indigenous rights and identities, the difficulty of maintaining full archival systems in isolated, resource-poor “micro-states,” and the driving influence of development… 

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