Publications of Dr. Wolfgang Kempf

Recent Publications | Monographs and Edited Volumes | Articles and Contributions

Recent Publications

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]

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

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

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.
In: Pacific Studies 38 (1–2), pp. 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), pp. 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.
In: Reviews in Anthropology 41 (4), pp. 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.
In: Pazifik-Dossier 9, pp. 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.

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.
In: 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), pp. 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), pp. 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.
In: The Journal of the Polynesian Society 112 (1), pp. 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.
In: Oceania 73 (1), pp. 56–77. [DOI]

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

1999.
Wolfgang Kempf:
Cosmologies, Cities, and Cultural Constructions of Space: Oceanic Enlargements of the World.
In: Pacific Studies 22, pp. 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.
In: Oceania 63, pp. 72–86. [DOI]