National Conflict State Collapse & the Emergence of New Forms of Governance in Solomon Islands
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Le Séminaire FRAO - Formation à la Recherche dans l'Aire Océanienne - invite Edvard Hviding
Edvard Hviding is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at James Cook University, Australia. Hviding's long-term research concentrates on the Pacific, in particular Solomon Islands, where he has carried out several years of field research over a number of periods, beginning in 1986 and continuing till today. His main research interests are cultural and colonial history and globalization in the Pacific Islands, new forms of non-state governance in rural Melanesia, indigenous environmental knowledge and comparative epistemology, and maritime cultures. Edvard Hviding is presently engaged in a major UNESCO project focused on cultural and biological diversity in the Pacific Islands, and in that regard has also carried out recent work on vernacular education in Solomon Islands. Among his books are: Reef and Rainforest: Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon (2005), Islands of Rainforest: Agroforestry, Logging and Ecotourism in Solomon Islands (2000, with T. Bayliss-Smith), and Guardians of Marovo Lagoon: Practice, Place and Politics in Maritime Melanesia (1996).
jeudi 26 janvier 2006
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