What are some assumptions made by american scientists and politicians about the marshall islands?
1. What is the gendered and indigenous connection between bombs and bikinis? What happened on Bikini Atoll and how is it connected to US militarization and sexualization? (100 words)
2. Why are the Pacific Islands the location of both “bombs” and “bikinis” or militarism and tourism? How do these two seemingly opposite systems interconnect? What are some assumptions made by American scientists and politicians about the Marshall Islands? (100 words)
3. What are some dangers of American cultural appropriation of indigenous Pacific Islander culture? For example, how is Marshall Islander history and identity erased in American fantasies about Pacific Islander natures? (100 words)