Houses Far From Home

For many settler families who left the New Hebrides, the places where they now live in Australia, France, or elsewhere are just houses far from home; and home, both bitter and sweet in memory, is still in the islands.

Houses Far From Home

The houses far from home featured in this book are located in Vanuatu, a chain of islands between Fiji and Australia in the southwest Pacific. Once known as the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides, the islands were jointly administered by the British and French from 1906 to 1980. In this innovative and revealing study of a unique colonial project, Margaret Rodman tells the stories of these houses, exploring the profound differences of perspective, experience, and power that domestic spaces reveal and offering a novel look at the history of British colonialism in the Pacific. Each chapter has at its heart a house where readers can explore dimensions of race, gender, and power that domestic spaces reveal. Moving across time, between different islands and actors, between oral memories and archival documents, Margaret Rodman provides a richly documented "multi-sited ethnography" of the social history of the New Hebrides.

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Houses Far From Home
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Margaret Rodman Critchlow
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-03-01 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

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Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Lillian Schlissel, Byrd Gibbens, Elizabeth Hampsten
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Marcia E. Barss
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-30 - Publisher: FriesenPress

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Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Ellie Dean
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-19 - Publisher: Random House

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Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Peter Gray
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
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