P36
Shifting Oceania

Convenors:
Grant McCall (University of Sydney)
Location:
Ligertwood 228
Start time:
14 December, 2017 at 9:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Peoples of Oceania are in constant motion, between their islands and conceptually as the tsunami of globalisation delights and worries peoples in small places with big aspirations. Contributions that approach shifting Oceania are invited, for generalist and specialist interest.

Long abstract:

Peoples of Oceania are in constant motion, between their islands and conceptually as the tsunami of globalisation delights and worries peoples in small places with big aspirations. Contributions that approach shifting Oceania are invited, for generalist and specialist interest. The very specific and the multi-sited are in people's minds and flow from their experiences; biography can become an institution and what is the focus today can become the nostalgia of the past that (maybe) never was. "States" are both states of mind and jurisdictions, colonial and neo-colonial; historical and contemporary; anxious and reassuring. Whilst the usual paper presentation format is the most expected, other proposals also should be discussed.