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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


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


Tamil Modernity, the Postcolonial State, and the Good Modern Life

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter five examines how the modern state of Tamil Nadu imagines concepts of a good life in a public political performance. It explores both an acultural concept and a cultural vision of a good life ... More


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