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Samoans in Fiji: migration, identity and communication

Tuimalealiifano, Morgan (1990) Samoans in Fiji: migration, identity and communication. The Institute of Pacific Studies, the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. ISBN 9820200199, 9789820200197

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Vital past links between Samoa and Fiji are recreated. The past is re-constructed to deals with specific aspects of the present. This theme resonates across the Pacific islands. The study of Samoan migrants in Fiji discusses the issue of identity faced by a community on the move, the cultural tensions between the home and host culture as reflected in terms of language, religion, communication and social organization. The extent of finding a solution to the cultural clashes are examined in the context of a changing identity in the face of indigenous cultural renaisance and economic realities based on money. Pacific Islanders are seen as one of the biggest losers in the second scramble for the Pacific islands. Their role in developing the Pacific Community has hardly been defined as much of the play for them are directed from outside. This book seeks to raise awareness of Pacific Islanders by tracing common cultural aspects that permeates all Pacific island community through a study of relocated Pacific island migrant communities.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Morgan Tuimalealiifano
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 00:41
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2015 23:07

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