Planting Islands: Marshall Islanders Shaping Land, Power, and History Labriola, Monica C. 2019-03-27T23:25:22Z 2019-03-27T23:25:22Z 2019-03-26
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dc.description.abstract This paper reframes encounters between ri-aelōñ-kein (Marshall Islanders) and ri-pālle (outsiders) between the 16th and 19th centuries through a ri-aelōñ-kein cultural lens. It applies a deep ethnographic approach and frameworks of cross-cultural exchange and mutual possession to re-present ri-aelōñ-kein engagements across the beach as purposeful attempts to ‘plant’ ri-pālle on land and within genealogies. It argues that, in addition to violence, ri-aelōñ-kein used ‘gifts’ of land and other exchanges to ‘plant’ ri-pālle within their realms and, in turn, augment their social status. While deployed most often by irooj (chiefs), kajoor (commoner) men and women used similar tactics with some success. Throughout, ri-aelōñ-kein made history by deploying aspects of culture to advance local ambitions through engagements with ri-pālle.
dc.identifier.citation Monica C. Labriola (2019) Planting Islands: Marshall Islanders Shaping Land, Power, and History, The Journal of Pacific History, DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2019.1585233
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00223344.2019.1585233
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
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dc.subject Marshall Islands
dc.subject Micronesia (Federated States)
dc.subject ethnographic history
dc.subject indigenous epistemology
dc.subject cross-cultural exchange
dc.subject.lcsh Marshall Islands
dc.subject.lcsh Micronesia
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous peoples
dc.subject.lcsh Social epistemology
dc.title Planting Islands: Marshall Islanders Shaping Land, Power, and History
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.publicationname The Journal of Pacific History
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