“Tobi (or Not) Tobi” Climate change, cultural heritage and community agency: an ethnographic case-study of Tobi Island in the Republic of Palau

Tibbetts, David (2019) “Tobi (or Not) Tobi” Climate change, cultural heritage and community agency: an ethnographic case-study of Tobi Island in the Republic of Palau. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

This thesis is based on a long-term relationship with the Hatohobei community in the Republic of Palau and involved 12-months of ethnographic fieldwork in 2012 and 2013. The thesis privileges indigenous Pacific values, principles and approaches while highlighting historical and contemporary interpretive frameworks that inform a deeper understanding of how this relocated community continues to nurture and maintain an empowering connection to the remote island of Hatohobei through its natural resource management and a collective imaginary.

Item ID: 65217
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Hatohobei, Tobi, Palau, Pacific, Pacific Islands, Micronesia, ethnography, experimental ethnography, natural resource management, collective imaginary, cultural heritage, climate change, agency, collective identity
Copyright Information: © 2019 David Tibbetts.
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 04:39
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 30%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050210 Pacific Peoples Environmental Knowledge @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950306 Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 30%
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