Prerequisites: Admission to PGDA or equivalent.
What is the applicability of Pacific knowledge systems and worldview in the contemporary globalising world? This course illustrates that an understanding and recognition of the importance of Pacific thought, philosophy and ethics is crucial for the development of sustainable projects and policies over time. We will cover examples from the Pacific visual and performing arts, oral tradition, theology, literature, policy making, education and community development projects.
Some of the readings will include Teaiwa (2012) Choreographing Difference: The (Body) Politics of Banaban Dance.Makihara, M and Schieffelin, B. (eds) (2007) Cultural processes and linguistic mediations: pacific explorations: 3-29, in Consequences of contact: language Ideologies and Socio-cultural transformation. New York: Oxford University Press
Offered in Semester 1
Lecturer Dr Jara Hulkenberg
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