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dc.contributor.authorKukutai, Tahuen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBroman, Patricken_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-10T00:29:13Z
dc.date.available2016en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-07-10T00:29:13Z
dc.date.issued2016en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationKukutai, T., & Broman, P. (2016). From colonial categories to local culture: Evolving state practices of ethnic enumeration in Oceania, 1965-2014. Ethnicities, 16(5), 689–711. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468796815603755en
dc.identifier.issn1468-7968en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/11158
dc.description.abstractNumerous scholars have examined how governments in particular times and places have classified their populations by ethnicity, but studies that are both cross-national and longitudinal are rare. Using a unique database of census questionnaires, we examine state practices of ethnic enumeration over a 50-year period (1965–2014) in the 24 countries and areas that comprise Oceania. The region’s extraordinary linguistic and cultural diversity, combined with its complex colonial history and indigenous politics, make it an ideal site for comparative analyses. We find a shift from biological conceptions of difference to a more cultural understanding of group identity, exemplified by a sharp rise in language questions and the decline of race-based inquiries. While local identity labels have largely displaced colonial categories, the imprimatur of previous regimes still lingers, particularly in Melanesia. These shifts in official constructions of ethnoracial differences reflect a gradual lessening of colonial influences on demographic practices.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherSageen_NZ
dc.rights© 2015 the authors.
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectEthnic Studiesen_NZ
dc.subjectEthnicityen_NZ
dc.subjectcolonialen_NZ
dc.subjectethnic classificationen_NZ
dc.subjectcensusen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenousen_NZ
dc.subjectOceaniaen_NZ
dc.subjectDISCRIMINATIONen_NZ
dc.subjectRACEen_NZ
dc.titleFrom colonial categories to local culture: Evolving state practices of ethnic enumeration in Oceania, 1965-2014en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1468796815603755en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfEthnicitiesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page689
pubs.elements-id130214
pubs.end-page711
pubs.issue5en_NZ
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume16en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1741-2706en_NZ


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