Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Katerina Martina Teaiwa

Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba

Indiana University Press
Publication date: November 2014
ISBN: 9780253014603
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$9.99
Our price:
$7.99

You save: $2.00 (20%)
Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's surface, the land was rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji. Katerina Martina Teaiwa tells the story of this human and ecological calamity by weaving together memories, records, and images from displaced islanders, colonial administrators, and employees of the mining company. Her compelling narrative reminds us of what is at stake whenever the interests of industrial agriculture and indigenous minorities come into conflict. The Banaban experience offers insight into the plight of other island peoples facing forced migration as a result of human impact on the environment.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3484 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.