Oceanian Journeys and Sojourns. Home thoughts Abroad

Author: Andreea R. Torre

While clearly initiated with the intent of celebrating Murray Chapman and the legacy of his work in the fields of human geography and mobility in Oceania, this theoretically and methodologically inspiring volume greatly contributes to the current literature on migration in the Pacific region and globally in more general terms. The collection strongly advocates for what Chapman himself called the need for “alternative manners of thinking” (Chapman, 1995, p.254) about Pacific Islanders’ practices of internal and/or international mobility. An alternative thinking which should centre around the idea of movement as an embodied experience and incorporate local knowledge and socio-cultural relations within its investigation of the determinants and implications of migration in Oceania…

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