Migrating Genders: Westernisation, Migration, and Samoan Fa'afafine

Migrating Genders: Westernisation, Migration, and Samoan Fa'afafine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409492443
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Series: Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Johanna Schmidt is a honorary research fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Contents: Series Editors' preface: between places and genders, Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart; Introduction; (Re)defining fa'afafine: the discursive construction of Samoan trangenderism; Ideals of gender: Men, women and fa'afafine in fa'aSamoa; Paradise lost? Social change and fa'afafine in Samoa; 'You hardly see any grown men doing that sort of thing over here': Fa'afafine migrants' initial experiences of Aotearoa/New Zealand; Reconciling femininity with palagi identities: Gay fa'afafine men and passing fa'afafine women; Maintaining ambiguity: (re)claiming fa'afafine identities in Aotearoa/New Zealand; Conclusion; References; Appendix; Index.

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