Publications of Dr. Wolfgang Kempf

Recent Publications | Monographs and Edited Volumes | Articles and Contributions

Recent Publications

2020.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Introduction: Climate Change and Pacific Christianities. In: Elodie Fache, Hannah Fair und Wolfgang Kempf (Eds.): Higher Powers. Negotiating Climate Change, Religion and Future in Oceania. Special Issue of Anthropological Forum 30 (3), 215–232. [DOI]

2020.
Elodie Fache, Hannah Fair und Wolfgang Kempf (Eds.):
Higher Powers. Negotiating Climate Change, Religion and Future in Oceania. Special Issue of Anthropological Forum 30 (3).

Monographs and Edited Volumes

2014.
Elfriede Hermann, Toon van Meijl and Wolfgang Kempf (eds.):
Belonging in Oceania: Movement, Place-Making and Multiple Identifications. Oxford: Berghahn (Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oceanists, Volume 3). [OPAC]

2011.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Translocal Entwinements. Towards a History of Rabi as a Plantation Island in Colonial Fiji. Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Göttingen.

2005.
Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf (eds.):
Relations in Multicultural Fiji. Transformations, Positionings and Articulations. Special issue of Oceania 75 (4). [JSTOR]

1996.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Das Innere des Äusseren. Ritual, Macht und historische Praxis bei den Ngaing in Papua Neuguinea. Berlin: Reimer. [OPAC]

Articles in Journals and Contributions to Edited Volumes

2019.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Tsunami Warnings. Cultural Conceptualizations of Climate Change Impacts in Kiribati. Journal de la Société des Océanistes 149 (2), 309–320. [DOI]

2019.
Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf:
Adaptation and the Question of Migration: Directions in Dealing with Climate Change in Kiribati. In: Carola Klöck and Michael Fink (eds.): Dealing with Climate Change on Small Islands: Towards Effective and Sustainable Adaptation? Göttingen: University Press, pp. 293–312. [DOI]

2019.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Between Land and Horizon. Assemblages of Beings, Places and Things in Kiribati. In: Roger I. Lohmann (eds.): Haunted Pacific. Anthropologists Investigate Spectral Apparitions across Oceania. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, pp. 119–142.

2018.
Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf:
“Prophecy from the Past”: Climate Change Discourse, Song Culture and Emotions in Kiribati. In: Tony Crook and Peter Rudiak-Gould (eds.): Pacific Climate Cultures. Living Climate Change in Oceania. Warsaw: De Gruyter Open, 21–33, 160–175 (Bibliography). [DOI] [OPAC]

2017.
Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf:
Climate Change and the Imagining of Migration. Emerging Discourses on Kiribati’s Land Purchase in Fiji. The Contemporary Pacific 29 (2), 231–263.

2017.
Wolfgang Kempf:
The Diversification of Return: Banaban Home Islands and Movements in Historical Perspective. In: John Taylor and Helen M. Lee (eds.): Mobilities of Return. Pacific Perspectives. Canberra: ANU Press, pp. 15–44. [DOI]

2017.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Climate Change, Christian Religion and Songs: Revisiting the Noah Story in the Central Pacific. In: Eveline Dürr and Arno Pascht (eds.): Environmental Transformations and Cultural Responses. Ontologies, Discourses, and Practices in Oceania. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 19–48. [DOI]

2015.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Representation as Disaster: Mapping Islands, Climate Change, and Displacement in Oceania. Pacific Studies 38 (1–2), 200–228.

2014.
Wolfgang Kempf, Toon van Meijl and Elfriede Hermann:
Introduction. Movement, Place-Making and Cultural Identification: Multiplicities of Belonging. In: Elfriede Hermann, Toon van Meijl and Wolfgang Kempf (eds.): Belonging in Oceania: Movement, Place-Making and Multiple Identifications. Oxford: Berghahn (Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oceanists, Volume 3), pp. 1–24. [OPAC]

2014.
Wolfgang Kempf and Elfriede Hermann:
Epilogue. Uncertain Futures of Belonging: Consequences of Climate Change and Sea-level Rise in Oceania. In: Elfriede Hermann, Toon van Meijl and Wolfgang Kempf (eds.): Belonging in Oceania: Movement, Place-Making and Multiple Identifications. Oxford: Berghahn (Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oceanists, Volume 3), pp. 189–213. [OPAC]

2012.
Wolfgang Kempf:
A Promised Land in the Diaspora: Christian Religion, Social Memory, and Identity among Banabans in Fiji. In: Jan Rensel and Alan Howard (eds.): Pacific Islands Diaspora, Identity, and Incorporation. Special issue of Pacific Studies 35 (1–2), 90–118.

2012.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Climate Change, Migration, and Christianity in Oceania. In: Kirsten Hastrup and Karen Fog Olwig (eds.): Climate Change and Human Mobility. Global Challenges to the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 235–257. [DOI] [OPAC]

2012.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Climate, History, and Culture: The Power of Change. Reviews in Anthropology 41 (4), 217–238. [DOI]

2011.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Social Mimesis, Commemoration, and Ethnic Performance. Fijian Banaban Representations of the Past. In: Elfriede Hermann (ed.): Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press in Association with the Honolulu Academy of Arts, pp. 174–191. [OPAC]

2011.
Wolfgang Kempf:
The First South Pacific Festival of Arts Revisited: Producing Authenticity and the Banaban Case. In: Barbara Glowczewski and Rosita Henry (eds.): The Challenge of Indigenous Peoples: Spectacle or Politics? Oxford: The Bardwell Press, pp. 177–186. [OPAC]

2010.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Klimawandel in Ozeanien: Eine Einführung. Pazifik-Dossier 9, 4–12.

2009.
Wolfgang Kempf:
A Sea of Environmental Refugees? Oceania in an Age of Climate Change. In: Elfriede Hermann, Karin Klenke and Michael Dickhardt (eds.): Form, Macht, Differenz. Motive und Felder ethnologischen Forschens. Göttingen: University Press, pp. 191–205. [DOI]

2008.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Mobility, Modernisation and Agency: The Life Story of John Kikang from Papua New Guinea. In: Brij V. Lal and Vicki Luker (eds.): Telling Pacific Lives: Prisms of Process. Canberra: ANU E Press, pp. 51–67. [OPAC]

2008.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Reclaiming Male Power: Myth, Morality, and Modernity in a Papua New Guinean Society. In: Serge Dunis (ed.): Sexual Snakes, Winged Maidens and Sky Gods. Myth in the Pacific. An Essay in Cultural Transparency. Nouméa and Pape’ete: Le Rocher-à-la-Voile and Haere Po, pp. 225–238.

2007.
Anne DiPiazza, Wolfgang Kempf and Eric Pearthree:
Mapping Oceania Past and Present: Movements, Geographies, Identities.
Journal de la Société des Océanistes 125, pp. 209–212. [DOI]

2007.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Le Premier Festival des Arts du Pacifique Sud Revisité: Fabriquer de L'authenticité et le Cas des Banabans. In: Barbara Glowczewski and Rosita Henry (eds.): Le Défi Indigène. Entre Spectacle et Politique. Montreuil: Aux Lieux D'être, pp. 221–233. [OPAC]

2005.
Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf:
Introduction to Relations in Multicultural Fiji. The Dynamics of Articulations, Transformations and Positionings. In: Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf (eds.): Relations in Multicultural Fiji. Transformations, Positionings and Articulations. Special issue of Oceania 75 (4), 309–324. [DOI]

2005.
Wolfgang Kempf and Elfriede Hermann:
Reconfigurations of Place and Ethnicity: Positionings, Performances and Politics of Relocated Banabans in Fiji. In: Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf (eds.): Relations in Multicultural Fiji. Transformations, Positionings and Articulations. Special issue of Oceania 75 (4), 368–386. [DOI]

2005.
Wolfgang Kempf and Taomati Teai:
Banaban Routes and Roots – A Dialogue. In: Jennifer Shennan and Makin C. Tekenimatang (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. Wellington: Victoria University Press, pp. 124–125.

2004.
Wolfgang Kempf:
The Drama of Death as Narrative of Survival: Dance Theatre, Travelling and Thirdspace among the Banabans of Fiji. In: Toon van Meijl and Jelle Miedema (eds.): Shifting Images of Identity in the Pacific. Leiden: KITLV Press, pp. 159–189. [OPAC]

2003.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Mobilität, Macht und der Traum vom besseren Leben: Routen und Visionen eines Wegbereiters der Modernität in Papua-Neuguinea. In: Elfriede Hermann and Birgitt Röttger-Rössler (eds.): Lebenswege im Spannungsfeld lokaler und globaler Prozesse. Person, Selbst und Emotion in der ethnologischen Biografieforschung. Münster: LIT Verlag, pp. 43–63. [OPAC]

2003.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Räumliche Überlagerungen. Die kulturelle Konstruktion der Insel Rabi als neues Heimatland der diasporischen Banabans in Fiji. In: Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin and Michael Dickhardt (eds.): Kulturelle Räume – räumliche Kultur. Zur Neubestimmung des Verhältnisses zweier fundamentaler Kategorien menschlicher Praxis. Hamburg: LIT Verlag, pp. 133–170. [OPAC]

2003.
Wolfgang Kempf:
“Songs Cannot Die”: Ritual Composing and the Politics of Emplacement among the Resettled Banabans on Rabi Island in Fiji. The Journal of the Polynesian Society 112 (1), 33–64.

2003.
Wolfgang Kempf and Elfriede Hermann:
Dreamscapes: Transcending the Local in Initiation Rites among the Ngaing of Papua New Guinea. In: Roger I. Lohmann (ed.): Dream Travelers. Sleep Experiences and Culture in the Western Pacific. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 60–85. [OPAC]

2002.
Wolfgang Kempf:
The Politics of Incorporation: Masculinity, Spatiality and Modernity among the Ngaing of Papua New Guinea. Oceania 73 (1), 56–77. [DOI]

2000.
Wolfgang Kempf and Elfriede Hermann:
T/Räume: Überschreitungen des Lokalen in Initiationsriten bei den Ngaing in Papua New Guinea. Kea. Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften 13, 91–118. [OPAC]

1999.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Cosmologies, Cities, and Cultural Constructions of Space: Oceanic Enlargements of the World. Pacific Studies 22, 97–114.

1994.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Ritual, Power and Colonial Domination: Male Initiation Among the Ngaing of Papua New Guinea. In: Charles Stewart and Rosalind Shaw (eds.): Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism. The Politics of Religious Synthesis. London, New York: Routledge, pp. 108–126. [OPAC]

1994.
Wolfgang Kempf:
The Politics of Distancing: European Missionaries and Samoan Pastors in Northeast New Guinea, 1912–1933. In: Toon van Meijl and Paul van der Grijp (eds.): European Imagery and Colonial History in the Pacific. Saarbrücken: Verlag für Entwicklungspolitik Breitenbach, pp. 76–98. [OPAC]

1992.
Wolfgang Kempf:
“The Second Coming of the Lord”: Early Christianization, Episodic Time and the Cultural Construction of Continuity in Sibog. Oceania 63, 72–86. [DOI]