Island Time : New Zealand's Pacific Futures

Author(s): D. Salesa

NZ Non Fiction

New Zealand is a nation that exists on Pacific Islands, but does not, will not, perhaps cannot, see itself as a Pacific Island nation. Yet turning to the Pacific, argues Damon Salesa, enables us to grasp a fuller understanding of what life is really like on these shores. After all, Salesa argues, in many ways New Zealand's Pacific future has already happened. Setting a course through the `islands' of Pacific life in New Zealand - Otara, Tokoroa, Porirua, Oamaru and beyond - he charts a country becoming `even more Pacific by the hour'. What would it mean, this far-sighted book asks, for New Zealand to recognise its Pacific talent and finally act like a Pacific nation?


Product Information

Damon Salesa is a scholar of Pacific politics, history, technology, culture and society. His work includes the prizewinning book Racial Crossings, a number of academic chapters and articles, and Tangata o le Moana (co-editor). He is currently completing a Marsden Research Project on technological, social and cultural change in Samoa. A graduate of the University of Auckland and Oxford, he was previously based at the University of Michigan. A Samoan born and raised in Glen Innes, Auckland, he is currently University Director of Pacific Strategy and Engagement and Associate Professor of Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland.

General Fields

  • : 9781988533537
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : December 2017
  • : 180mm X 110mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : December 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : D. Salesa
  • : Paperback
  • : 256