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The Literatures of the French Pacific
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The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Raylene Ramsay

Abstract

Hybridity theory (the creative dissemi-nation, or restless to-and-fro of Bhabha's Third Space, or of Hall's politics of difference, for example) provides a number of notions that open up our understanding of what may have taken place (or what might yet be produced) in the spaces of cultural contact between France and the Pacific in the French territory of Kanaky-New Caledonia. However, the attempt to circumscribe the particularity of the forms of cultural mixing reflected in both indigenous and settler texts ultimately contests and supplements the notion of hybridity itself. New Caledonian lit ... More

Keywords: New Caledonia, Kanaky, French Pacific, Cultural contact, Hybridity, Oceanian literatures, Exile, Return

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380376
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raylene Ramsay, author
University of Auckland