Tides of Innovation in Oceania is directly inspired by Epeli Hauâ€˜ofaâ€™s vision of the Pacific as a â€˜Sea of Islandsâ€™; the image of tides recalls the cyclical movement of waves, with its unpredictable consequences. The authors propose tides of innovation as a fluid concept, unbound and open to many directions. This perspective is explored through ethnographic case studies centred on deeply elaborated analyses of locally inflected agencies involved in different transforming contexts. Three interwoven themesâ€”value, materiality and placeâ€”provide a common thread.
|Title of host publication
|Tides of Innovation in Oceania: Value, materiality and place
|Anna Paini and Elisabetta Gnecchi-Ruscone
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2017