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The Resource Honour, mana, and agency in Polynesian-European conflict, Annette Wilkes

Honour, mana, and agency in Polynesian-European conflict, Annette Wilkes

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Honour, mana, and agency in Polynesian-European conflict
Title
Honour, mana, and agency in Polynesian-European conflict
Statement of responsibility
Annette Wilkes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on the era of "first encounters" in Polynesia, this book provides a fresh look at some of the early contacts between indigenous people and the captains and crew of European ships. The case studies chosen enable comparison of New Zealand Maaori-European transactions with similar Pacific ones. The book examines the conflict situations that arose and the reasons for physical violence, highlighting the roles of honour, mana, and agency. Drawing on a range of archival materials, sailor and missionary journals, as well as indigenous narratives, Wilkes applies an analytical method typically used for examining much more recent conflict. She compares different ways of "seeing" and "knowing" the world and reflects on the reasons for poor decision-making amongst all the social actors involved. The evidence presented in the book strongly suggests that preventing violence - promoting and negotiating peace - happens most effectively when mana and honour are acknowledged between parties
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Biographical or historical data
Annette Wilkes has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Canterbury,New Zealand
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkes, Annette,
Dewey number
305.8994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
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  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Polynesians
  • Europeans
Label
Honour, mana, and agency in Polynesian-European conflict, Annette Wilkes
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Series editors' foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1 Theory and the history-anthropology frontier; Introduction; "Other" perspectives on history; Dynamic textual contexts; Social agents; Text, context, and the representation of "others"; Ethnohistorical methods; Methodology used; Phase one: finding the fragments; Phase two: interpreting the fragments; Phase three: representation; Summary; Notes; References; 2 Approaches to the anthropology of violence; Introduction
  • What is violence?Other approaches to the interpretation of violence; Violence in history; Summary; Notes; References; 3 Conflicting ontological worlds: Seeing and knowing; Introduction; Epistemology and ontology; The position of the scholar; Matauranga Maori; Structural restrictions and empowerment; Mana and tapu; Utu; The Pae, Atua, and Tohunga; Enlightenment discourses and knowledge frameworks; The Great Chain of Being -- relationships, God, and the natural world; Power, ownership, and social control; The rules of transaction; Summary; Notes; References; 4 Encounters in two worlds
  • IntroductionThe Pae; The voyagers; Captain Jean-François-Marie de Surville at Doubtless Bay, 1769; On board the ship St Jean Baptiste, 18 December 1769; The watering party; The "theft" of the yawl and the theft of the man; James Cook at Dusky Bay, 1773; The meeting on the rocky shore, 6 April 1773; The meeting on board HMS Resolution, 19 April 1773; Ashore at the head of the cove, 19 April 1773; Summary: meetings compared; Notes; References; 5 The eclipse of Captain M-J Marion du Fresne; Introduction; Contextual background of the conflicts; The Maori situation
  • The European visitors' situationCausal connections between theft and violence; Mariners journals: theft and violence at the Bay of Islands; Analysis of the journals; Considering the tipping points, social actors, and violence; Matariki; In the Maori and Polynesian worlds things have a prominent place as social actors. Some of these things are, for example...; The Matariki season in Northland; Te whanau wheturangi and Marion's fortunes; Notes; References; 6 John Rowe's death at Grass Cove 1773; Introduction; Contextual background of the conflicts; The Maori situation; The European situation
  • April 1773, HMS Adventure at Queen Charlotte SoundContext; Transitional turning points lead to violent outcomes; Social actors and their actions; Violence at Furneaux's shore camp; The social actors; Things as social actors; Summary of shore camp incidents; A sequel: Furneaux's grass-cutting party at Grass Cove; Contextual background; Transition points at Grass Cove; Social actors; Theft is a form of violence; Summary; Notes; References; 7 Cook's death at Kealakekua, Hawaii, 1779; Introduction; Contextual background; The Hawaiian situation; The European situation; Theft and violence
Control code
on1090301667
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429676857
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780429398681
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090301667
Label
Honour, mana, and agency in Polynesian-European conflict, Annette Wilkes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Series editors' foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1 Theory and the history-anthropology frontier; Introduction; "Other" perspectives on history; Dynamic textual contexts; Social agents; Text, context, and the representation of "others"; Ethnohistorical methods; Methodology used; Phase one: finding the fragments; Phase two: interpreting the fragments; Phase three: representation; Summary; Notes; References; 2 Approaches to the anthropology of violence; Introduction
  • What is violence?Other approaches to the interpretation of violence; Violence in history; Summary; Notes; References; 3 Conflicting ontological worlds: Seeing and knowing; Introduction; Epistemology and ontology; The position of the scholar; Matauranga Maori; Structural restrictions and empowerment; Mana and tapu; Utu; The Pae, Atua, and Tohunga; Enlightenment discourses and knowledge frameworks; The Great Chain of Being -- relationships, God, and the natural world; Power, ownership, and social control; The rules of transaction; Summary; Notes; References; 4 Encounters in two worlds
  • IntroductionThe Pae; The voyagers; Captain Jean-François-Marie de Surville at Doubtless Bay, 1769; On board the ship St Jean Baptiste, 18 December 1769; The watering party; The "theft" of the yawl and the theft of the man; James Cook at Dusky Bay, 1773; The meeting on the rocky shore, 6 April 1773; The meeting on board HMS Resolution, 19 April 1773; Ashore at the head of the cove, 19 April 1773; Summary: meetings compared; Notes; References; 5 The eclipse of Captain M-J Marion du Fresne; Introduction; Contextual background of the conflicts; The Maori situation
  • The European visitors' situationCausal connections between theft and violence; Mariners journals: theft and violence at the Bay of Islands; Analysis of the journals; Considering the tipping points, social actors, and violence; Matariki; In the Maori and Polynesian worlds things have a prominent place as social actors. Some of these things are, for example...; The Matariki season in Northland; Te whanau wheturangi and Marion's fortunes; Notes; References; 6 John Rowe's death at Grass Cove 1773; Introduction; Contextual background of the conflicts; The Maori situation; The European situation
  • April 1773, HMS Adventure at Queen Charlotte SoundContext; Transitional turning points lead to violent outcomes; Social actors and their actions; Violence at Furneaux's shore camp; The social actors; Things as social actors; Summary of shore camp incidents; A sequel: Furneaux's grass-cutting party at Grass Cove; Contextual background; Transition points at Grass Cove; Social actors; Theft is a form of violence; Summary; Notes; References; 7 Cook's death at Kealakekua, Hawaii, 1779; Introduction; Contextual background; The Hawaiian situation; The European situation; Theft and violence
Control code
on1090301667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429676857
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780429398681
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090301667

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