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DOI 10.23791/550410
URL http://pacific-geographies.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/04/PG_55_0410.pdf

Journal Data

Full Title
Pacific Geographies
Imprint Association of Pacific Studies
Publisher (01) Association of Pacific Studies
Country of publication Germany (DE)
ISSN 2199-9104
DOI 10.23791/0
Product Form Online Journal (JD)
Epub Format PDF (02)

Journal Issue Data
Journal Issue Number 55
Journal Issue Date (YYYY) 2021
Serial Article Data
Title Océanitude and Pacific regionalism in the wake of climate change
By (author) (A01) Claudia Ledderucci
Affiliation University of Turin, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society
Number of Pages 6
First Page 4
Last Page 10
Language of text English (eng)
Publication Date (YYYY) 2021
Abstract
Main description (01)
The ocean is a shared space for all Pacific Island States and the common element that renders Pacific identities unique. Today, low-lying atolls are potentially exposed to rising sea levels threatening their very existence. Instead of precise borders, the ocean that washes Pacific shores could be considered as a blurry and inclusive space. Pacific identities are shaped by a network of relations unfurling across the ocean. This is echoed in Epeli Hau’ofa’s regional identity, Maurer’s Océanitude, and Titifanue’s grassroots regionalism. This paper rethinks Pacific grassroots regionalism in the wake of climate change and its impacts in Oceania. In addition to contesting the Western narrative and raising awareness among local communities, the Pacific Climate Warriors are trying to reconnect traditional inter-island links through a transnational network.