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The World Factbook: Background: :: Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic diff...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Fiji i/ˈfiːdʒiː/ (Fijian: Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji[8] (Fijian: Matanitu Tugalala o Viti;[9] Fiji Hindi: रिपब्लिक ऑफ फीजी[10] Ripablik ăph Phījī), is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, France's New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec t...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Ruci Mafi BOTEI
PhD Student, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Agency, Culture-nature Relations, Customary Law, Cutural Change, Epistemology, Pacific Regional Politics, Pacific Studies, World Heritage

Annette BRECKWOLDT
Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Sciences, Social-Ecological Systems Analysis at Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Germany

Keywords: Customary Law, Ecology, Interdisciplinarity, Marine Biodiversity, Natural Resources, Oceans, Perception, Seascape, Small-scale Fisheries, Social-ecological System

Jenny BRYANT-TOKALAU
Associate Professor, Te Tumu, School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Development, Environment, Land Tenure, Natural Resources, Poverty, Social Change, Urbanization

Alessio CANGIANO
Senior Lecturer, School of Economics at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Population and Development, Migration, Age and Aging, Employment, Labour Mobility, Urbanization, Poverty, Vulnerability

Francoise CAYROL
Research Fellow, Cnep Pacific's New Studies Center at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia

Priya CHATTIER
Research Fellow, State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Development, Gender, Gender Violence, Politics, Poverty, Sexuality, Society

Joseph Martin CHEER
Lecturer, National Center for Australian Studies + Australia & International Tourism Research Unit at Monash University, Australia

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Applied Anthropology, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Politic, Cultural Geography, Cultural Change, Development, Heritage, Interdisciplinarity, Land Tenure

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

Jennifer CORRIN
Professor, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at T C Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Culture, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Land Tenure

Sebastian T. ELLERICH
Lecturer, Musicological Department at University of Cologne, Germany

Keywords: Agriculture, Bislama, History, Identity, Indigenization, Kava, Language Ideology, Music, Music and Languages, Nationalism

Matti ERÄSAARI
Research Fellow, Social Anthropology at University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Keywords: Value, Exchanges, Time, Morality, Egalitarianism, Cosmology

Roderick EWINS
Research Fellow, Tasmanian College of the Arts at University of Tasmania, Australia

Keywords: Material Culture, Society, History

Elodie FACHE
Postdoctoral Fellow, UMR GRED (Gouvernance, Risque, Environment, Development) at IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

Keywords: Environment, Development, Sustainability, Conservation, Land Management, Sea Management, Small-scale Fisheries, Marine Protected Areas, Governance, Climate Change

Sue FARRAN
Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

A. Rowan GARD
PhD Student, Center for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Climate Change, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cosmology, Ecology, Environment, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Public Art

Elfriede HERMANN
Professor, Institut für Ethnologie at University of Goettingen, Germany

Keywords: Climate Change, Migration, Ethnicity, Gender, Social Movement, Ethnopsychology, Cultural Transformation, Transculturation

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

Edwin JONES
PhD Student, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Christianity, Citizenship, Colonialism, Intellectual Property Rights, Kava, Land Dispute, Names and Naming, Oral Tradition, Poetics, Political Economy

Tarcisius KABUTAULAKA
Associate Professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Development Studies, Development, Logging, Pacific Regional Politics, Pacific Studies, Political Economy, Foreign Policy, Natural Resources

Wolfgang KEMPF
Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Goettingen, Germany

Keywords: Climate Change, Christianity, Diasporas, Biographic Research, Memory, Religion, Performance, Migration, Power and Resistance

Lea Lani KINIKINI KAUVAKA
Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race , Settlerhood

Silja KLEPP
Senior Research Fellow, Research Center for Sustainability Studies at University of Bremen, Germany

Keywords: Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Cutural Change, Eco-anthropology, Environment, Epistemology, Governance, Labour Mobility, Legal Pluralism, Neo-Colonialism

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

Keywords: Health, Sexuality, Body, Gender, Ilness Experience, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Medical Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Engaged Anthropology

Stephanie LAWSON
Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Australia

Keywords: Custom, Democracy, Globalization, Governance, Inter-ethnic Relations, International Relationships, Pacific Regional Politics, Politics, Post-Colonialism, Race / Racism

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

Jacqueline LECKIE
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Colonialism, Migration, Agency, Diasporas, Ethnicity, Gender, History, Identity, Pacific Studies

Stéphanie LECLERC-CAFFAREL
Postdoctoral Fellow, Departement de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement at musée du quai Branly, France

Keywords: Agency, Art, Digital Resources, First Contacts, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, International Relationships, Museums

Andy MILLS
Research Fellow, Centre for Textile Conservation & Technical Art History, History of Art Department, School of Culture & Creative Arts at University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Keywords: Art, Anthropology of Ontology, Cultural Change, Material Culture, Mission History, Museums, Semiotics, Tapa, Weapons, Violent Conflict

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

Hermann MUECKLER
Professor, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Vienna, Austria

Keywords: Historical Imagination, Mission History, Post-Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism

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

Patrick NUNN
Professor, Sustainability Research Centre at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Keywords: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Human Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Kava, Landscape, Myth, Religion And The Environment, Sustainable Development

Min Yen ONG
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Music at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom

Keywords: Applied Ethnomusicology, Agency, Oral Tradition, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, Disaster, Feeling of Belonging, Indigenous Peoples Rights, Resilience, Song

Simonne PAUWELS
Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Climate Change, Environment, First Contacts, Fisheries, Gender, Governance, Kinship, Ritual, Social Organization, Social Change

Guido Carlo PIGLIASCO
Adjunct Professor, Anthropology at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Law and Culture, Narratives, Tourism, Intellectual Property Rights, Digital Resources, Art, Audiovisual and Media, Christianity, Ritual

Geir Henning PRESTERUDSTUEN
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and Psychology at University of Western Sydney, Australia

Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Violence, Health, Monsters, Post-Colonialism, Christianity, Body, Violence

Max QUANCHI
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Colonialism, First Contacts, Pacific Studies as Field of Study, Photography, Visualization and Representation

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

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

Julia RATZMANN
Other staff, Pacific Information Desk at Centre for Mission, Partnership and Development, Germany

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Christianisation, Conflict, French Overseas Territories, Land Dispute, Logging, Mining, Museums, Nuclear Issues, Tourism

Dominik SCHIEDER
Other staff, Department of Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Keywords: Migration, Social Organization, Agency, Applied Anthropology, Class, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonialism, Complexity, Conflict

Penelope SCHOEFFEL
Associate Professor, Centre for Samoan Studies at National University of Samoa, Samoa

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Foale SIMON
Senior Lecturer, College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia

Keywords: Political Ecology, Political Economy, Small-scale Fisheries, Social Impact Analysis, Marine Biodiversity, Logging, Land Tenure, Epistemology, Environment, Ethnobotany

Adrian TANNER
Professor emeritus, Department of Anthropology at Memorial University, Canada

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Colonialism, Domestic Space, Horticulture, Land Tenure, Myth, Native Title, Regional History, Ritual, Subsistence Economy

Katerina TEAIWA
Senior Lecturer, HoD of Gender, Media and Cultural Studies at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Phosphate, Dance, Mining and its Discontents, Landscape, Cultural Studies, Cultural Transformation, Resilience, Environment, Pacific Studies as Field of Study, Globalization

Frank THOMAS
Senior Lecturer, Pacific Studies, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Archaeobotany, Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Landscapes, Development Studies, Ethnobiology, Heritage Management, Landscape, Local Ecological Knowledge

Andreea Raluca TORRE
Lecturer, School of Government, Development and International Affairs at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Ethnicity, Gender, Governance, Indigenous Epistemology, Labour Mobility, Migration, Population and Development, Post-Colonialism

Upolu Luma VAAI
Senior Lecturer, HoD Theology and Ethics Department at Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Keywords: Christianity, Pacific Relational Hermeneutics, Relational Theology, Relational Ethics, Pacific Epistemology, Climate Change, Colonialism, Economy And Justice

Toon VAN MEIJL
Professor, Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies - Dept. of Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Keywords: Anti-colonial, Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Corporations, Cultural Heritage, Identity, Indigenous Politics, Intellectual Property Rights, Land Dispute

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

Harald WERBER
Lecturer, Department of History at University of Salzburg, Austria

Heather YOUNG-LESLIE
Associate Professor, Office of the Vice-President, Research at University of Alberta, Canada

Keywords: Biomedicine, Development, Gender, Health, Health Workers, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Textiles / Fibre Arts, Body Theory, Mothering, Maternalisms


Pictures


Brothers, Christopher, 1971- Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2012 Port... [NLA]

Not specified Fiji. 7 November 2009 Fiji Politics and government Turtles Bain... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Fiji "So much for walkies..." Fiji Military. Sunday News, 15 Jun... [NatLib NZ]

Pryor, Geoff, 1944- 2001 The choice - Constitution of Fiji being ripped apart by... [NLA]

Pryor, Geoff, 1944- 2000 "Here's a nice one - "Mahendra, sorry to see you go - A... [NLA]


More Pictures...

Maps


Fiji. Department of Lands, Mines and Surveys Suva, Fiji : The Department, 2004 V... [NLA]

United States. Central Intelligence Agency [Washington, D.C. : C.I.A.], 1987 Fij... [NLA]

Pratap, A [Suva] : Mineral Resources Dept., Fiji, 1987- 1:250 000 bathymetric se... [NLA]

Fiji. Department of Lands and Surveys Suva : Lands and Survey Dept., [1985- ] Fi... [NLA]

Great Britain. Directorate of Overseas Surveys [Tolworth, Surrey] : Directorate ... [NLA]


More Maps...

Books

Gill, Nick. 2014. Fiji land.[S.l.] : Oberon Books Ltd, 2014.... [NatLib NZ]
Sharma, Kamlesh, 1963- author. 2013. Chal akela : walk alone / Kamlesh SharmaGungahlin, ACT : KPS Pu... [NLA]
Green, Michael, died 2012, author. 2013. Persona non grata : breaking the bond : Fiji and New Zealan... [NLA]

Archives

Pritchardia pacifica Wendl. & Seem. Serre chaude.. nd. [1853].1 print : lithograph, col. ; 35 x ... [Bishop]
J. Howard Buffum. [Fiji].. nd. 1948.1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16 mm.. ... [Bishop]
J. Howard Buffum. [Fiji].. nd. 1948.1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm.. ... [Bishop]

Video/Visual

Pasifika Communications.Fiji Trade and Investment Board.. 1996. Fiji success [videorecording] / Fiji ... [NatLib NZ]

Audio

There are Recordings at Paradisec

James Siers; Voqa Kei Turaki.. nd. Fiji : Islands in the sunWellington, N.Z. : Hibiscus, [197-?]. ... [WorldCat]

Official Websites

  • Fijian Government...
  • UNESCO - Levuka Historical Port Town...
  • European Commission Development and Cooper...

    Research Centres

  • Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustain...
  • Research @ USP (University of the South Pa...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Fiji National University Library...
  • Labasa Campus Library of the University of...
  • Laucala Campus Library of the University o...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology...

    Health and Health Research

  • College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Scie...
  • Commonwealth Health Online...
  • Fiji Journal of Public Health...

    Languages

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

    Administrative Areas

    Central (Division)
    Eastern (Division)
    Northern (Division)
    Rotuma (Division)
    Western (Division)

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