This special issue of Pacific Historical Review, “Crossroads of Indo-Pacific Environmental Histories,” is guest edited by Gregory A. Barton and Brett M. Bennett. The special issue explores how environmental historians can use the concept of the Indo-Pacific to understand both the deep and contemporary histories of regions that are frequently viewed through Indian Ocean world or Pacific Ocean world perspectives. A preface and this introduction provide a theoretical overview, establishing some of the key temporal, spatial, and causal parameters of the Indo-Pacific. The following articles by Timothy P. Barnard, by Ruth Morgan, and by Gregory Barton and Brett Bennett highlight how local and foreign powers have sought to control the Indo-Pacific’s natural resources to shape new economies, ecologies, and polities within the region during the past two centuries. Broadly, the special issue encourages other historians to engage with the Indo-Pacific concept due to its theoretical depth as well as its relevance to contemporary geopolitical affairs.
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Introduction| May 01 2021
Temporality, Space, and Networks in Indo-Pacific Environmental Histories
Brett M. Bennett;
Pacific Historical Review (2021) 90 (2): 140–156.
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Brett M. Bennett, Gregory A. Barton; Temporality, Space, and Networks in Indo-Pacific Environmental Histories. Pacific Historical Review 1 May 2021; 90 (2): 140–156. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/phr.2021.90.2.140
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