Dr. Wolfgang Kempf

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  • 2022 Journal Article | 
    ​ ​Tonbandsammlung Koch aus Kiribati: ​Entstehungszusammenhänge, Wirkmächte und Repräsentationen​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2022) 
    Baessler-Archiv68 pp. 133​-159​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.57986/BA.2022.1.93448 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2021 Working Paper | 
    ​ ​Climate Change Songs and Emotions: ​Articulating Agency in the Central Pacific​ (​​GISCA Occasional Paper Series​, 32​​)
    Hermann, E.  & Kempf, W. ​ (2021)
    Göttingen​: Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3249/2363-894X-gisca-32 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2020 Special Issue
    ​ ​Higher Powers: Negotiating Climate Change, Religion and Future in Oceania​
    Fache, E.; Fair, H. & Kempf, W. ​ (Eds.) (2020)
    Anthropological Forum30(3)​.
  • 2020 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Introduction: Climate Change and Pacific Christianities​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2020) 
    Anthropological Forum30(3) pp. 215​-232​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00664677.2020.1812052 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2019 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Between Land and Horizon: ​Assemblages of Beings, Places and Things in Kiribati​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2019)
    In:​Lohmann, Roger I.​ (Ed.), Haunted Pacific. Anthropologists Investigate Spectral Apparitions across Oceania pp. 119​-142. ​Durham: ​Carolina Academic Press.
  • 2019 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Tsunami Warnings: Cultural Conceptualizations of Climate Change Impacts in Kiribati​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2019) 
    Journal de la Société des Océanistes149 pp. 245​-256​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/jso.10877 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2019 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Adaptation and the Question of Migration: Directions in Dealing with Climate Change in Kiribati​
    Hermann, E.  & Kempf, W. ​ (2019)
    In:​Klöck, Carola; Fink, Michael​ (Eds.), Dealing with Climate Change on Small Islands: Towards Effective and Sustainable Adaptation pp. 293​-313. ​Göttingen: ​Universitätsverlag Göttingen. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17875/gup2019-1221 
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  • 2018 Book Chapter
    ​ ​“Prophecy from the Past”: Climate Change Discourse, Song Culture and Emotions in Kiribati​
    Hermann, E.  & Kempf, W. ​ (2018)
    In:​Crook, Tony; Rudiak-Gould, Peter​ (Eds.), Pacific Climate Cultures. Living Climate Change in Oceania pp. 21​-33. ​Warsaw: ​De Gruyter. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/9783110591415-003 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2017 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Climate Change and the Imagining of Migration: Emerging Discourses on Kiribati's Land Purchase in Fiji​
    Hermann, E.   & Kempf, W. ​ (2017) 
    The Contemporary Pacific29(2) pp. 231​-263​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/cp.2017.0030 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2017 Book Chapter
    ​ ​The Diversification of Return: Banaban Home Islands and Movements in Historical Perspective​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2017)
    In:​Taylor, John; Lee, Helen​ (Eds.), Mobilities of Return: Pacific Perspectives pp. 15​-44. ​Canberra: ​ANU Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22459/MR.12.2017.02 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2017 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Climate Change, Christian Religion and Songs: Revisiting the Noah Story in the Central Pacific​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2017)
    In:​Dürr, Eveline; Pascht, Arno​ (Eds.), Environmental Transformations and Cultural Responses: Ontologies, Discourses, and Practices in Oceania pp. 19​-48. ​New York: ​Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53349-4_2 
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  • 2015 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Representation as Disaster: ​Mapping Islands, Climate Change, and Displacement in Oceania​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2015) 
    Pacific Studies38(1-2) pp. 200​-228​.​
  • 2014 Book Chapter | Editorial Contribution (Editorial, Introduction, Epilogue)
    ​ ​Introduction: Movement, Place-Making and Cultural Identification: Multiplicities of Belonging​
    Kempf, W. ; van Meijl, T.& Hermann, E. ​ (2014)
    In:​Hermann, Elfriede; Kempf, Wolfgang; van Meijl, Toon​ (Eds.), Belonging in Oceania: Movement, Place-Making and Multiple Identifications pp. 1​-24. ​New York: ​Berghahn.
  • 2014 Anthology
    ​ ​Belonging in Oceania. Movement, Place-Making and Multiple Identifications​ ​
    Hermann, E. ; Kempf, W.  & van Meijl, T.​ (Eds.) (2014)
    New York: ​Berghahn Books.
  • 2014 Book Chapter | Editorial Contribution (Editorial, Introduction, Epilogue)
    ​ ​Epilogue. Uncertain Futures of Belonging: Consequences of Climate Change and Sea-level Rise in Oceania​
    Kempf, W.  & Hermann, E. ​ (2014)
    In:​Hermann, Elfriede; Kempf, Wolfgang; van Meijl, Toon​ (Eds.), Belonging in Oceania: Movement, Place-Making and Multiple Identifications pp. 189​-213. ​New York: ​Berghahn.
  • 2012 Journal Article | Research Paper | 
    ​ ​A Promised Land in the Diaspora: Christian Religion, Social Memory, and Identity among Banabans in Fiji​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2012) 
    Pacific Studies35(1-2) pp. 90​-118​.​
  • 2012 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Climate, History, and Culture: The Power of Change​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2012) 
    Reviews in Anthropology41(4) pp. 217​-238​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00938157.2012.732499 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2012 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Climate Change, Migration, and Christianity in Oceania​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2012)
    In:​Hastrup, Kirsten; Fog Olwig, Karen​ (Eds.), Climate Change and Human Mobility: Challenges to the Social Sciences pp. 235​-257. ​Cambridge: ​Cambridge University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139235815.015 
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  • 2011 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Social Mimesis, Commemoration, and Ethnic Performance: Fiji Banaban Representations of the Past​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2011)
    In:​Hermann, Elfriede​ (Ed.), Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings - Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania pp. 174​-192. ​Honolulu: ​University of Hawaii Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9780824860141-013 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0011 
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  • 2011 Book Chapter
    ​ ​The First South Pacific Festival of Arts Revisited: ​Producing Authenticity and the Banaban Case​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2011)
    In:​Glowczewski, Barbara; Henry, Rosita​ (Eds.), The Challenge of Indigenous Peoples: Spectacle or Politics? pp. 177​-186. ​Oxford: ​The Bardwell Press.
  • 2011 Report | 
    ​ ​Translocal Entwinements: ​Towards a History of Rabi as a Plantation Island in Colonial Fiji​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2011)
  • 2010 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Klimawandel in Ozeanien: ​Eine Einführung​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2010) 
    Pazifik-Dossier9 pp. 4​-12​.​
  • 2009 Book Chapter
    ​ ​A Sea of Environmental Refugees? Oceania in an Age of Climate Change​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2009)
    In:​Hermann, Elfriede; Klenke, Karin; Dickhardt, Michael​ (Eds.), Form, Macht, Differenz - Motive und Felder ethnologischen Forschens pp. 191​-205. ​Göttingen: ​Universitätsverlag Göttingen. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17875/gup2020-1284 
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  • 2008 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Mobility, Modernisation and Agency: The Life Story of John Kikang from Papua New Guinea​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2008)
    In:​Lal, Brij V.; Luker, Vicki​ (Eds.), Telling Pacific Lives: Prisms of Process pp. 51​-67. ​Canberra: ​ANU Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22459/tpl.06.2008.04 
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  • 2008 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Reclaiming Male Power: ​Myth, Morality, and Modernity in a Papua New Guinean Society​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2008)
    In:​Dunis, Serge​ (Ed.), Sexual Snakes, Winged Maidens and Sky Gods. Myth in the Pacific. An Essay in Cultural Transparency pp. 225​-238. ​Nouméa and Papéete: ​Le Rocher-à-la-Voile and Haere Po.
  • 2007 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Mapping Oceania Past and Present: Movements, Geographies, Identities​
    Di Piazza, A.; Kempf, W.   & Pearthree, E.​ (2007) 
    Journal de la Société des Océanistes125 pp. 209​-212​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/jso.911 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2007 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Le premier Festival des Arts du Pacifique Sud revisité: ​Fabriquer de l'authenticité et le cas des Banabans​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2007)
    In:​Glowczewski, Barbara; Henry, Rosita​ (Eds.), Le Défi Indigène. Entre Spectacle et Politique pp. 221​-233. ​Montreuil: ​Aux lieux d'être.
  • 2005 Journal Article
    ​ ​Introduction to Relations in Multicultural Fiji: The Dynamics of Articulations, Transformations and Positionings​
    Hermann, E.   & Kempf, W. ​ (2005) 
    Oceania75(4) pp. 309​-324​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1834-4461.2005.tb02893.x 
    Details  DOI  WoS 
  • 2005 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Banaban Routes and Roots – A Dialogue​
    Kempf, W.  & Teai, T.​ (2005)
    In:​Shennan, Jennifer; Tekenimatang, Makin C.​ (Eds.), One and a Half Pacific Islands – Teuana ao Teiterana n aba n Te Betebeke. Stories the Banaban People Tell of Themselves – I-Banaba aika a Karakin oin Rongorongoia pp. 124​-125. ​Wellington: ​Victoria University Press.
  • 2005 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Reconfigurations of Place and Ethnicity: Positionings, Performances and Politics of Relocated Banabans in Fiji​
    Kempf, W.   & Hermann, E. ​ (2005) 
    Oceania75(4) pp. 368​-386​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1834-4461.2005.tb02897.x 
    Details  DOI  WoS 
  • 2005 Special Issue
    ​ ​Relations in Multicultural Fiji. Transformations, Positionings and Articulations​
    Hermann, E.   & Kempf, W. ​ (Eds.) (2005)
  • 2004 Book Chapter
    ​ ​The Drama of Death as Narrative of Survival: ​Dance Theatre, Travelling and Thirdspace among the Banabans of Fiji​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2004)
    In:​van Meijl, Toon; Miedema, Jelle​ (Eds.), Shifting Images of Identity in the Pacific pp. 159​-189. ​Leiden: ​KITLV Press.
  • 2003 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Dreamscapes: Transcending the Local in Initiation Rites among the Ngaing of Papua New Guinea​
    Kempf, W.  & Hermann, E. ​ (2003)
    In:​Lohmann, Roger Ivar​ (Ed.), Dream Travelers: Sleep Experiences and Culture in the Western Pacific pp. 60​-85. ​New York: ​Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403982476_4 
    Details  DOI 
  • 2003 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Mobilität, Macht und der Traum vom besseren Leben: ​Routen und Visionen eines Wegbereiters der Modernität in Papua-Neuguinea​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2003)
    In:​Hermann, Elfriede; Röttger-Rössler, Birgitt​ (Eds.), Lebenswege im Spannungsfeld lokaler und globaler Prozesse. Person, Selbst und Emotion in der ethnologischen Biografieforschung pp. 43​-63. ​Münster: ​Lit Verlag.
  • 2003 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Räumliche Überlagerungen: ​Die kulturelle Konstruktion der Insel Rabi als neues Heimatland der diasporischen Banabans in Fiji​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2003)
    In:​Hauser-Schäublin, Brigitta; Dickhardt, Michael​ (Eds.), Kulturelle Räume – räumliche Kultur. Zur Neubestimmung des Verhältnisses zweier fundamentaler Kategorien menschlicher Praxis pp. 133​-170. ​Hamburg: ​Lit Verlag.
  • 2003 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​“Songs Cannot Die”: ​Ritual Composing and the Politics of Emplacement among the Resettled Banabans on Rabi Island in Fiji​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2003) 
    Journal of the Polynesian Society112(1) pp. 33​-64​.​
  • 2002 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​The Politics of Incorporation: Masculinity, Spatiality and Modernity among the Ngaing of Papua New Guinea​
    Kempf, W. ​ (2002) 
    Oceania73(1) pp. 56​-77​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/40331871 
    Details  DOI  WoS 
  • 2000 Journal Article
    ​ ​T/RÄUME: Überschreitungen des Lokalen in Initiationsriten bei den Ngaing in Papua New Guinea​
    Kempf, W.   & Hermann, E. ​ (2000) 
    Kea13 pp. 91​-118​.​
  • 1999 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​Cosmologies, Cities, and Cultural Constructions of Space: Oceanic Enlargements of the World​
    Kempf, W. ​ (1999) 
    Pacific Studies22(2) pp. 97​-114​.​
  • 1996 Thesis | Doctoral Thesis
    ​ ​Das Innere des Äußeren: ​Ritual, Macht und historische Praxis bei den Ngaing in Papua Neuguinea​
    Kempf, W. ​ (1996)
    Universität Tübingen. 
    Berlin​: Reimer.
  • 1995 Review
    ​ ​A Conciliation of Powers: The Force of Religion in Society​
    Kempf, W. ​ (1995)
    Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1​(1) p. 178​.​
    Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/3034243 
    Details  DOI 
  • 1994 Book Chapter
    ​ ​Ritual, Power and Colonial Domination: Male Initiation Among the Ngaing of Papua New Guinea​
    Kempf, W. ​ (1994)
    In:​Stewart, Charles; Shaw, Rosalind​ (Eds.), Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism. The Politics of Religious Synthesis pp. 108​-126. ​London: ​Taylor & Francis. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203451090_chapter_5 
    Details  DOI 
  • 1994 Book Chapter
    ​ ​The Politics of Distancing: European Missionaries and Samoan Pastors in Northeast New Guinea, 1912–1933​
    Kempf, W. ​ (1994)
    In:​van Meijl, Toon; van der Grijp, Paul​ (Eds.), European Imagery and Colonial History in the Pacific pp. 76​-98. ​Saarbrücken: ​Verlag für Entwicklungspolitik Breitenbach.
  • 1992 Journal Article | Research Paper
    ​ ​‘The Second Coming of the Lord’: Early Christianization, Episodic Time, and the Cultural Construction of Continuity in Sibog​
    Kempf, W. ​ (1992) 
    Oceania63(1) pp. 72​-86​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1834-4461.1992.tb00368.x 
    Details  DOI 

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