Czas, przestrzeń i alternatywne sposoby wyrażania historyczności. Przypadek Tahiti
Time, space and alternative methods of expressing historicality: the case of Tahiti
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The article explores the Tahitian case of expressing indigenous historicities. If a concept of academic historiography is treated as one of many alternative ways of recording and remembering the past, it gives broader perspective to find, understand and treat seriously indigenous vision of history, and non-textual practice of connecting to the past. The article analyses relations between the local concepts of time, space and memory. The author translates this into the present movement of cultural renewal, giving examples of various discourses and practices that permit the islanders to “live” their own story. She notices as well paradoxes, interdependence and conflicts between European, colonial historiography and indigenous ways to consort with the past.
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