Mixing metaphors : differences in the language and understanding of development policy in the Pacific Islands

Wallace, Heather 2009, Mixing metaphors : differences in the language and understanding of development policy in the Pacific Islands, Development (Basingstoke), vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 529-530.

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Title Mixing metaphors : differences in the language and understanding of development policy in the Pacific Islands
Author(s) Wallace, Heather
Journal name Development (Basingstoke)
Volume number 52
Issue number 4
Start page 529
End page 530
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of publication Basingstoke, England
Publication date 2009-12
ISSN 1011-6370
1461-7072
Keyword(s) Australia
containment
framing
smallness
indigenous peoples
Summary The use of metaphors in the Pacific Islands reveal a discourse of representation and containment, which emphasizes ‘smallness’ in geographic, political and cultural aspects of development. Heather Wallace contrasts the language and strategies used by policymakers, particularly from Australia, to the understanding and knowledge of Pacific Islanders.
Language eng
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
200103 International and Development Communication
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2009, Society for International Development
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024920

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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