Author: Cathy A. Small
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801463266
Release Date: 2011-10-07
Genre: Social Science

In Voyages, Cathy A. Small offers a view of the changes in migration, globalization, and ethnographic fieldwork over three decades. The second edition adds fresh descriptions and narratives in three new chapters based on two more visits to Tonga and California in 2010. The author (whose role after thirty years of fieldwork is both ethnographer and family member) reintroduces the reader to four sisters in the same family-two who migrated to the United States and two who remained in Tonga-and reveals what has unfolded in their lives in the fifteen years since the first edition was written. The second edition concludes with new reflections on how immigration and globalization have affected family, economy, tradition, political life, identity, and the practice of anthropology.

Tonganische Migranten in den USA

Author: Caroline Dorsch
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640628650
Release Date: 2010

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Ethnologie / Volkskunde, Note: 1,4, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg (Institut fur Ethnologie), Veranstaltung: Diaspora und Migration, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Migration und Diaspora stellen im Zeitalter der Globalisierung zentrale Themen der Ethnologie dar. In dieser Hausarbeit sollen verschiedene Aspekte beider Konzepte betrachtet und am Beispiel des Inselstaats Tonga veranschaulicht werden. In welches Land wird migriert? Weshalb wurde dieses Land ausgewahlt? Warum erfolgt eine Migration? Gibt es okonomische, religiose, politische, familiare oder andere Grunde? Unterscheiden sich die Sichtweisen der Migranten und deren Familienangehoriger in Tonga? Diese Fragen sollen hinsichtlich der tonganischen Migration geklart werden. Nachdem auf die Geschichte der tonganischen Migration eingegangen wird, sollen die Motive, insbesondere die Push- und Pull-Faktoren, tonganischer Migranten dargestellt werden. Die Ansichten von Verwandten in Tonga daruber, weshalb die Migration erfolgte, sollen ebenfalls Erwahnung finden. Tonganische Migranten sind in viele Lander zerstreut. In den USA hat sich ein grosser Teil von ihnen angesiedelt. Da Amerika als das typische Einwanderungsland gilt, sind mit dem Gedanken daran verschiedene Vorstellungen verknupft. Indem drei markanten Vorstellungen von den Vereinigten Staaten als Einwanderungsland nachgegangen wird, soll verdeutlicht werden, dass Migration neben den positiven gewunschten Folgen auch negative Erfahrungen mit sich bringen kann. Nach der Betrachtung tonganischer Migranten in den USA folgt eine Ubersicht uber deren Netzwerke. Diese Netzwerke werden durch verschiedene Praktiken aufrecht erhalten. Tonganische Migranten stehen untereinander, mit Migrantengruppen in anderen Landern und mit in Tonga lebenden Familienmitgliedern und Freunden in Kontakt. Wie sich dieser Kontakt gestaltet, welche Ziele und Folgen er hat und die Frage, ob sich diese Beziehungen auch in den folgenden

Asian American Religions

Author: Tony Carnes
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814772706
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Genre: Religion

Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across the United States. It also provides information on current trends, such as that Filipino and Korean Americans are the most religiously observant people in America, that over 60 percent of Asian Americans who have a religious identification are Christian, and that one-third of Muslims in the United States are Asian Americans. Rather than organizing the book around particular ethnic groups or religions, Asian American Religions centers on thematic issues, like symbols and rituals, political boundaries, and generation gaps, in order to highlight the role of Asian American religions in negotiating, accepting, redefining, changing, and creating boundaries in the communities' social life.

My Freshman Year

Author: Rebekah Nathan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101042508
Release Date: 2006-07-25
Genre: Social Science

After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior—eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions—made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do what anthropologists do when confused by a different culture: Go live with them. She enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate in the dining hall, and took a full load of courses. And she came to understand that being a student is a pretty difficult job, too. Her discoveries about contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable, making My Freshman Year essential reading for students, parents, faculty, and anyone interested in educational policy.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135963156
Release Date: 2004-04-16
Genre: Reference

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Journal of Asian American Studies

ISBN: WISC:89082351404
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Asian Americans

Official publication of the Association for Asian American Studies, explores all aspects of the Asian American experience. Publishes original works of scholarly interest to the field, including new theoretical developments; research results; methodological innovations; public policy concerns; pedagogical issues; and book, media reviews.

Becoming Tongan

Author: Helen Morton
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824817958
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

"The sophisticated interweaving of theoretical analysis with rich descriptions of the everyday practices and experiences of Tongan children results in a highly readable account of children's behaviour and child-rearing practices in contemporary Tonga.... A welcome and valuable contribution to an emerging Pacific literature." --Journal of the Polynesian Society In this first detailed account of growing up in Tonga, Helen Morton focuses on the influence of anga fakatonga ("the Tongan way") in all facets of Tongan childhood, from the antenatal period to late adolescence. Childhood is a crucial period when cultural identity and notions of tradition are constructed, as well as beliefs about self, personhood, and emotion. Based on her anthropological fieldwork and her experiences in Tonga over several years, Morton traces the Tongan socialization process--from being vale (ignorant, socially incompetent) to becoming poto (clever, socially competent)--in fascinating detail. The socialization of emotion is also given detailed attention, especially the management of anger and emphasis on emotional restraint.

Words worlds and material girls

Author: Bonnie S. McElhinny
Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter
ISBN: 3110195747
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This wide-ranging volume focuses on changes in language and gender in ten different national sites as a result of globalization. The papers draw on a variety of sociolinguistic methodologies to consider workplaces, schools, media discourse, beauty pageants, musical stars, and marriages in which 'modern' and 'traditional', 'local' and 'global' identities are constructed and contested. Book jacket.

Library Journal

ISBN: UOM:39015082964597
Release Date: 1997-11
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.


Author: Patrick White
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462411447
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Genre: Fiction