Theorizing Self in Samoa: Emotions, Genders, and Sexualities / Edition 1

Theorizing Self in Samoa: Emotions, Genders, and Sexualities / Edition 1

by Jeannette Marie Mageo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472085182

ISBN-13: 9780472085187

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Anthropologist Jeannette Marie Mageo develops a new theory of the self in culture through a psychological and historical ethnography of Samoa--which provides a unique opportunity to consider the dialectic between historical change and personal experience, and uncovers ways in which cultural history is forever leaving its fingerprints upon human lives. Photos.  See more details below

Overview

Anthropologist Jeannette Marie Mageo develops a new theory of the self in culture through a psychological and historical ethnography of Samoa--which provides a unique opportunity to consider the dialectic between historical change and personal experience, and uncovers ways in which cultural history is forever leaving its fingerprints upon human lives. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472085187
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1A Theory of Cultural Selves3
2Ontological Lexicons: Essentializing and Eliding37
3Moral Lexicons: Negatives and Double Negatives52
4Moral Discourse: Classification or Narration69
5Contextual Discourses and the Tropics of Childhood81
6Strategic Discourses and Cultural Antinomies102
7Bodies, Selves, and Sexualities in Pre-Christian Samoa119
8Foreign Incursions on Samoan Discourses of Self141
9Possession and Reconfiguring Moral Discourse164
10Entertainment and Reconfiguring Informal Discourse191
11Lives and Reconfiguring Strategic Discourse218
Notes241
Glossary263
References265
Index283

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