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The World Factbook: Background: :: The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were halted in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: French Polynesia (i/ˈfrɛntʃ pɒlɨˈniːʒə/; French: Polynésie française, pronounced: [pɔlinezi fʁɑ̃sɛz]; Tahitian: Pōrīnetia Farāni) is an overseas country (pays d'outre-mer) of the French Republic. It is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most famous island being Tahiti in the Society Islands group, which is also the most populous island and the seat of the capital of the territory (Papeetē). Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Isl...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Sémir AL WARDI
Associate Professor, Laboratoire Gouvernance et Développement Insulaire at Université de la Polynésie française, French Polynesia

Keywords: Colonialism, Democracy, Foreign Policy, French Overseas Territories, Governance, Indigenous Politics, Pacific Regional Politics, Political Culture

Guillaume ALEVEQUE
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University College London at University College London, United Kingdom

Keywords: Christianisation, Cultural Heritage, First Contacts, Identity, Personhood, Ritual, Social Movement, Post-Colonialism, Material Culture

Frederic ANGLEVIEL
Professor, liberal historian and consultancy at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia

Keywords: Christianisation, Colonialism, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, First Contacts, French Overseas Territories, Politics, Polynesian Chiefdoms

Michel BAILLEUL
Postdoctoral Fellow, France

Keywords: History, Regional History

Rudy BESSARD
Research Fellow, Montesquieu Center of Political Researches / Governance and Insular Development Laboratory at University of Bordeaux / University of French Polynesia, France

Keywords: Big-manship, Climate Change, Citizenship, Democracy, Globalization, Governance, Political Process, Regional Integration, Politics, Social-ecological System

Jean-Michel CHAZINE
Senior Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Rock Art, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Borneo

Emilie CHEVALIER
PhD Student, GEOLAB at University of Limoges, France

Keywords: Climate Change, French Overseas Territories, Migration, Political Ecology, Post-Colonialism, Space

Eric CLUA
Independent researcher, Délégation de l'Etat à la Recherche et Technologie at Ministry of Scientific Research, France

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Environment, Fisheries, Marine Biodiversity, Shark in Culture, Eco-anthropology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Anne-Marie D'HAUTESERRE
Senior Lecturer, Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning at University of Waikato, New Zealand

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Development, French Overseas Territories, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Post-Colonialism, Tourism

Marlène DÉGREMONT
PhD Student, Gouvernance, Risque, Environnement, Développement GRED (UMR 220) at IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, New Caledonia

Keywords: Conservation, Marine Biodiversity, Governance, Environment, Public Policies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Globalization, Applied Anthropology, Cultural Heritage, Culture-nature Relations

Gaëtan DESO
PhD Student, CRISES E.A. 4424 – Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires en Sciences humaines et Sociales at Université Paul-Valéry de Montpellier, France

Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, French Overseas Territories, Museums, Post-Colonialism

Greg DVORAK
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality

Jeremy ELLERO
Adjunct/associate Researcher, Department of Economics and Law at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia

Keywords: Regional Integration, Regionalism, Regional Organisations, Sub-regionalism, French Overseas Territories

Viviane FAYAUD
Independent researcher, Centre d'histoire des sociétés, des sciences et des conflits at Université de Picardie Jules-Verne, France

Keywords: Art, Cultural Studies, Visualization and Representation, Photography, Nationalism, Memorial Diplomacy, Media And National Identity, Imagology, Drawing, Feeling of Belonging

Marion FAYN
PhD Student, Anthropology at Université de la Polynésie française, French Polynesia

Keywords: Dance, Cutural Change, Cultural Heritage, Identity, Body, Creativity, Performance, Music, Song, Organology

Yannick FER
Research Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcités at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Christianity, Social Change, Politics, Emotions, Feeling of Belonging, French Overseas Territories, Migration, Morality, Religion, Institution

Odile GANNIER
Professor, Département de Lettres modernes/ CTEL at Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Keywords: Colonial Imagination, Colonial Literature, Cultural Studies, Francophone Literatures, Imagology, Literature, Navigation, Post-Colonialism, Voyaging, Marine Biodiversity

Barbara GLOWCZEWSKI
Senior Research Fellow, Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale at CNRS, Collège de France and EHESS, France

Keywords: Agency, Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology of Ontology, Audiovisual and Media, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Disaster, Memory, Political Anthropology, Ritual, Sand-Drawing

Aymeric HERMANN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Labex corail at University of French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Technology, Exchanges, Material Culture, Techniques, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Social Organization

Takiora INGRAM
Independent researcher, FRIENDS OF THE LAGOON/PACIFIC PLANNING &RESEARCH at Non-Government Organization, Cook Islands

Keywords: Climate Policy, Development, Gender Violence, Mining and its Discontents, Political Anthropology, Regional History, Seascape, Social Impact Analysis, Sustainable Tourism, World Heritage

Hervé Raimana LALLEMANT-MOE
Other staff, Law at University of French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Keywords: Climate Change, Disaster, Ecology, Environment, Governance, Political Ecology, Sustainability

Florence LAMY
PhD Student, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Anthropological Field Records, Art, Body Theory, Conservation, Material Culture, Cultural Technology

Sylvie LARGEAUD-ORTEGA
Associate Professor, English literature and culture at University of French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Keywords: Anti-colonial, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonial Literature, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Studies, Engaged Anthropology, First Contacts, Francophone Literatures, Gender

Pierre-Yves LE MEUR
Senior Research Fellow, Gouvernance, Risque, Environnement, Développement GRED (UMR 220) at IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

Keywords: Political Anthropology, Mining, Conflict, Environment, Applied Anthropology, Natural Resources, Place-making, Sovereignty

Guillaume LE PORT
Independent researcher, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, French Polynesia

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, Fisheries, French Overseas Territories, Marine Biodiversity, Natural Hazards, Social-ecological System, Tourism, Coastal Erosion

Isabelle LEBLIC
Senior Research Fellow, LACITO at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Anti-colonial, Children, Citizenship, Cosmology, Cultural Technology, Development, Economic Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Fisheries, Globalization

Gwendoline MALOGNE-FER
Postdoctoral Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcité at EPHE/CNRS, France

Keywords: Religion, Social Change, Migration, Gender, Christianisation, Audiovisual and Media, Mission History

Anaïs MAURER
PhD Student, Department of French and Romance Philology & Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, United States

Keywords: Colonial Politic, Postcolonial Literatures, Nuclear Issues, Nationalism, Colonial Imagination, Contemporary Literatures, Decolonisation, Ecology, Ethnicity, Feminism

Alexander MAWYER
Assistant Professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Colonial Literature, Cultural Heritage, Historical Consciousness, Language-Culture-Cognition, Environment

John Joseph MCCAFFERY
Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand

Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education

Sarah MOHAMED-GAILLARD
Senior Lecturer, Département Asie du Sud-est, Haute-Asie, Pacifique at INALCO, France

Keywords: History, Politics, Regional History, Nationalism, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, International Relationships

Nathalie MRGUDOVIC
Lecturer, School of Languages and Social sciences at Aston University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Self-Determination, Political Process, International Relationships, Post-Colonialism, Regional Integration, French Overseas Territories, Sub-regionalism

Diego MUÑOZ
PhD Student, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Keywords: Kinship, Land Dispute, Law and Culture, Migration, Regional History, Social Change, Social Organization, Tourism, Cultural Change, Diasporas

Emilie NOLET
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Archaeology (UFR 03) at University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Keywords: Climate Change, Development, Disaster, Fisheries, Local/Folk Classification, Natural Resources, Ritual, Social Organization, Regional History, Politics

Jean Louis RALLU
Senior Research Fellow, INED at INED, France

Keywords: Age and Aging, Cultural Studies, Development, Migration, Youth, Population and Development

Kathleen RILEY
Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology at Queens College, United States

Keywords: Linguistic Anthropology, Language Socialization, Language Change, Cultural Heritage, Food and Nutrition, Gender, Environment

Scott ROBERTSON
PhD Student, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Colonial Politic, Citizenship, French Overseas Territories, Political Anthropology, Self-Determination, Settler Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Decolonisation

Olivier SAISSI
Associate Professor, Tourism studies dept at Université de Toulon, France

Keywords: Tourism, Transport, Sustainability

Laura SCHUFT
Adjunct/associate Researcher, Faculty of Sports Sciences at Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Keywords: Gender, Post-Colonialism, Race / Racism

Christophe SERRA MALLOL
Associate Professor, ISTHIA at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France

Keywords: Food and Nutrition, Gender, Identity, Globalization, Sex Workers, Social Change

Serge TCHERKÉZOFF
Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Edgar TETAHIOTUPA
Independent researcher, Centre des Nouvelles Etudes sur le Pacifique (EA 4242) at Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie

Keywords: Cosmology, Myth, Narratives, Visualization and Representation, Polynesian Languages, Bilingualism And Schooling

Lauric THIAULT
PhD Student, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement, France

Keywords: Complexity, Ecology, Natural Resources, Social-ecological System, Small-scale Fisheries, Vulnerability, Sustainability, Conservation

Joeli VEITAYAKI
Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability

Gilles VIDAL
Lecturer, Institut Protestant de Théologie at Faculté de Montpellier, France

Keywords: Mission History, Ritual Studies, Social Change, Religion, French Overseas Territories

Elisabeth WORLICZEK
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Global Change and Sustainability at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria

Keywords: Climate Change, Climate Change Migration, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Disaster, Environment, Interdisciplinarity, Migration, Mining and its Discontents, Natural Hazards


Pictures


Not specified Tahiti group waiting to perform at the 10th Festival of Pacific ... [NatLib NZ]

Whitireia Peforming Arts Company Whitireia Peforming Arts Company :Whitireia P... [NatLib NZ]

Association Breizh Polynesia Association Breizh Polynesie :Journee polynesienn... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified "Perhaps John Key should take a leaf out of the French book of m... [NatLib NZ]

Smith, Murray, fl 2002-2011 Pacific Trip Diplomatic and consular service, New... [NatLib NZ]


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Maps


France. Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières Orléans : BRGM... [NLA]

France. Service de l'urbanisme [Papeete, Tahiti] : Service de l'urbanisme, <1... [NLA]

France. Ministère de l'équipement, de l'aménagement, de l'énerg... [NLA]

Institut geographique national (France) Paris : IGN, 1979- Polynesie francaise, ... [NLA]

Monti, Serge [Paris] : Centre National pour l'Exploitation des Oceans, 1973-74 B... [NLA]


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Books

Sartori, André Fernando, author. . 2014.. Radiation and decline of endodontid land snails in Maka... [NatLib NZ]
Morrison, James, 1761-1807, author.. 2013. Mutiny and aftermath : James Morrison's account of the mu... [NatLib NZ]
Pacheco, Roland, author, illustrator.. 2013. Fundamentals of traditional and modern Polynesian tatto... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

Sinoto, Yosihiko H., 1924-. nd. Interim report on the final excavation of section 3, zone A, FaÊ ... [Bishop]
Rose, Roger G., b. 1941-. nd. Papers, 1971-1987.3 linear ft.. ... [Bishop]
Not specified. 2006. Editorial papers ... [NatLib NZ]

Video/Visual

Lean, David, 1908-1991.Andrews, George, 1943-Tourell, Wayne.South Pacific Television (Auckland, N.Z. ... [NatLib NZ]

Audio

There are Recordings at Paradisec

Gaston Guilbert. nd. Tahiti--island of paradise[Calif.] : M-G-M, [196-]. ... [WorldCat]

Official Websites

  • Présidence de la Polynésie française...
  • Haut-Commissariat de la République en Pol...
  • Ministère des Outre-Mer (France) - Polyn...

    Research Centres

  • Centre Ifremer du Pacifique en Polynésie ...
  • IRD Tahiti - Polynésie française...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Bibliothèque de l'Université de la Polyn...
  • Centre de documentation de l'IRD Papeete...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • British Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Direction de la recherche, des études, de...
  • Direction de la Santé de Polynésie Fran...
  • Institut de veille sanitaire (French Insti...

    Languages

    List of languages
  • More on Glottolog
  • More on Ethnologue
  • Recordings at Paradisec

    Administrative Areas


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