Bridging Mental Boundaries in a Postcolonial Microcosm

Bridging Mental Boundaries in a Postcolonial Microcosm

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This text looks at the long-term effects of the joint Franco-British administration in public policy, political disputes, and social cleavages in post-independence Vanuatu. It emphasizes the strong imprint left by what the author terms condocolonialism in dividing ni-Vanuatu into Anglophones and Francophones, but also suggests how this division is being replaced by divisions based on urban or rural residence, traditional or modern employment and disparities between the status and activities of men and women.For the first prerequisite I am indebted to Dr. Darrell Tryon, whose excellent audiocassette and grammatical manual made it possible for me, not ... My initial fieldwork in 1991 was carried out with the authorization of the Office of the Prime Minister, then under the stewardship of Father Walter Lini. ... The legendary Jimmy Stephens, one-time rebel leader but all-time prophetic figure, has since passed away.

Title:Bridging Mental Boundaries in a Postcolonial Microcosm
Author:William F. S. Miles
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 1998-01


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