Voyages: From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs / Edition 2 by Cathy A. Small | 9780801477393 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Voyages: From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs / Edition 2

Voyages: From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs / Edition 2

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by Cathy A. Small
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801477395

ISBN-13: 9780801477393

Pub. Date: 11/01/2011

Publisher: Cornell University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801477393
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
715,535
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Author's Note

I. Departures
1. Portrait of a Migrating Village
2. Why Migrate?

II. Arrivals
3. Coming to America
4. One Family's Story
5. Palu, the One Who Left
6. An Anthropologist over Time

III. Returns
7. Going Home: Tongan Village Life in the 1990s
8. Distant Family
9. Finau, the One Who Stayed
10. Tradition

IV. Travels Ahead
11. The Meanings of Tongan Migration
12. Anthropology in a Transnational World

V. Revisiting Globalization
13. California Dreams
14. Back to the Islands
15. Reflections on and of Globalization

Appendix: Tongan Population and Migration Estimates

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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