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No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Ilana Gershon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Government bureaucracies across the globe have become increasingly attuned in recent years to cultural diversity within their populations. Using culture as a category to process people and dispense ... More


Conclusion

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main themes. It discusses how being Samoan in New Zealand and the United States means being a culture-bearer; Samoan migrants' social mobility and their ... More


When Culture Is Not a System

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter addresses one of the ways government officials respond to their multicultural migrant clients and colleagues—by requiring cultural brokers. It begins with a dilemma for Samoan cultural ... More


Constructing Choice, Compelling Culture

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter turns to a common experience for migrants in general: how raising children far from where the parents grew up can focus attention on the consequences of migrating into multiculturalism. ... More


Part II Introduction: Some Political and Historical Context

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter provides an overview of the second half of this volume, which examines Samoan migrants' engagements with U.S. and New Zealand government bureaucracies, exploring how Samoan migrants and ... More


The Samoans

John R. Bond and Faapisa M. Soli

in People and Cultures of Hawai'i: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835804
eISBN:
9780824868529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes Samoan life and culture. In addition, the chapter considers the migration process of the Samoans to Hawaiʻi, and examines how they fare in terms of settlement in the Islands. ... More


Introduction

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the notion of the cultural and the acultural as it relates to Samoan migrants in the United States and New Zealand. In ... More


Samoan Ergativity as Double Passivization *

Hilda Koopman

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the problem of ergative case marking and transitivity in Samoan, a Polynesian language. It argues that the problem reduces to an independent property concerning the syntactic ... More


Exchanging While Not-Knowing

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter looks at how people are understood by other Samoans to embody cultural or acultural knowledge, especially as migrants navigate the two mutually incompatible demands of capitalism and ... More


Legislating Families as Cultural

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter turns to the consequences of neoliberal reforms for the government–family divide. It addresses how a New Zealand family law legislates what qualifies as a cultural family in ways that ... More


The Moral Economies of Conversion

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

When converting from one form of Christianity to another, Samoans describe some relationships they had to Christianity as cultural and other relationships as acultural. Conversion can encourage ... More


“He is Not a Samoan” (1927)

Patricia O'Brien

in Tautai: Samoa, World History, and the Life of Ta'isi O. F. Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866532
eISBN:
9780824875664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866532.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the ongoing fallout from the rise of the Mau in Sāmoa and New Zealand. One major development was the founding of the Mau newspaper, the Samoa Guardian in 1927 and how this ... More


Exile and the Road to Geneva (1928)

Patricia O'Brien

in Tautai: Samoa, World History, and the Life of Ta'isi O. F. Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866532
eISBN:
9780824875664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866532.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter begins with the drama surrounding the deportation orders enacted by Administrator Richardson around Christmas 1927 and due to be obeyed by early January 1928. It outlines the extremely ... More


Slander, Abuse, and Calumny (1929)

Patricia O'Brien

in Tautai: Samoa, World History, and the Life of Ta'isi O. F. Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866532
eISBN:
9780824875664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866532.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

As Ta’isi’s efforts to have his exile revoked had failed, he began settling into life in Auckland though he believed the merits of his case would soon prevail and he would be permitted to return ... More


When Romeo Met Tusi: Disconnections

Alice Te Punga Somerville

in Once Were Pacific: M ori Connections to Oceania

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677566
eISBN:
9781452948003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677566.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on three specific texts that center on a story of young innocent love between a Māori and Pasifika teenager, as a way of thematizing, metaphorizing, and talking about ... More


Parsing with Minimalist Grammars and prosodic trees

Kristine M. Yu

in Minimalist Parsing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198795087
eISBN:
9780191836459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795087.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Advances in the syntactic parsing of written language have proceeded apace in the last few decades, but much less progress has been made in the syntactic parsing of spoken language. Here, we address ... More


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