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The Challenges of Island Studies

Editors: Ginoza, Ayano (Ed.)

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  • Delineates multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to the current state of island studies as a field of inquiry 
  •   Presents enduring approaches to island studies based on islanders’ voices   Envisages islandness as a key concept for fostering theories and methods of island studies 
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This book places islanders’ struggles and knowledge at the forefront of island studies. Written by experts from diverse fields and locations, it covers a wide range of topics, from the history of island studies to critical ocean studies. In remapping the field of island studies from Okinawa, an emerging hub of community-based knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration between leading critics and theorists in geography, linguistics, tourism, literature, international relations, and peace studies reveals the challenges for the future of island studies. 

The book consists of two parts: the first offers a collection of individual contributions that demonstrate the vital role that the field’s interdisciplinarity can play in creating bridges between the political and social issues islanders and the islands face and the disciplines involved. The second part provides a cross-disciplinary discussion between the authors and scholars of island studies in Okinawa, including local experts, and suggests new ways to think about the future of island studies that are intricately linked to islanders’ agency, preservation of languages and heritage, and the security of the islands. As such, the book directly addresses the current state of the field as well as with its future. 

  


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Ayano Ginoza, Research Institute for Islands and Sustainability, University of the Ryukyus

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • An Archipelagic Enunciation from Okinawa Island

    Pages 1-14

    Ginoza, Ayano

  • Islands as Safe Havens: Thinking About Security and Safety on Guåhan/Guam

    Pages 17-27

    Alexander, Ronni

  • Island Studies and the US Militarism of the Pacific

    Pages 29-44

    DeLoughrey, Elizabeth

  • Island Studies Inside (and Outside) of the Academy: The State of this Interdisciplinary Field

    Pages 45-56

    Randall, James E.

  • The Perspective of Cultural Heritage/Cultural Landscape in Critical Island Studies

    Pages 57-77

    Hatano, So

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Challenges of Island Studies
Editors
  • Ayano Ginoza
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6288-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6288-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6287-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 101
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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