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Author Meyer, Manulani Aluli ♦ Hereniko, Vilsoni ♦ Sinavaiana-Gabbard, Caroline ♦ Gegeo, David Welchman
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Pacific Intellectual ♦ Diasporic Community ♦ Ver-nacular Language ♦ New Epistemology ♦ New Lan-guage ♦ Global Paradigm ♦ Integrated Approach
Abstract Subramani asserts that the forces of globalism must be resisted by Pacific intellectuals and writers. He says they can do this primarily by using ver-nacular languages and epistemologies, the result of which is a change in the locus of power, from without to within. The emergence of a new lan-guage of critique that does not mimic that of the west, an integrated approach to the pursuit of knowledge, the refusal to treat literature as a commodity, and the empowerment of the marginalized (what Subramani calls the “subaltern”), are some of the benefits that will arise when Pacific intellectuals and writers realize that where they are should be the center of their universe. According to Subramani, there are three variables—the nation-state, diasporic communities, and the global paradigm—that stand in the way of realizing the agenda he has outlined. To overcome these obstacles to the p roduction of new epistemologies, Subramani provides examples of how intellectuals and writers can deal with opposing forces so that they become
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study