New Proposed Sessions
Informal Session: Indigenous Modernities in the Pacific
This is the second round of discussion for this panel centred around the theme: Indigenous Modernities of the Pacific. A large crowd gathered and found the theme useful for organizing discussions about labor, migration, homelessness, identity, gender and sexuality. We are looking forward to formalizing connections for next year and are moving out of an informal session and going with a formal session, open to having new participants willing to send abstracts to the co-chairs by November 2017.
Some of the Participants from this session:
Over the past two meetings, this session has pursued the generative potential of indigenous modernity in our examination and analyses of life in the Pacific, tracing how it interacts with framings of identity, land, art stateformation, resistance, labor, mining. While the study of “indigenous modernities” in the Pacific has been the subject of prior work it remains mired in discussions about the time/space compendium. Over the past two sessions, topics emerged around how indigenous modernities speaks to issues of land, dispossession and how Pacific peoples engage colonial projects and new cognates of power. Some participants decided to continue to develop short papers for a formal session next year; a schedule for submission and circulation is
in the works. We have gathered a list of interested participants and have set up a google group around the theme of indigenous modernities of the Pacific and welcome committed interests moving forward.
Kalaniopua Young, University of Washington <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Hadas Ore, Auckland University, <Hore003@aucklanduni.ac.nz>