| || || Muliaina, Tolu|
| || || Grounding malaga in 'Aiga Samoa : Alofa as manifested in population movement|
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Subject: Emigration and immigration | Social aspects | Samoa, Samoans | Emigration and immigration | New Zealand, Samoans | Migrations | Social life and customs , Immigrants | New Zealand | Social life and customs, Samoa | Emigration and immigration | Social aspects, New Zealand | Emigration and immigration | Social aspects
Call No.: JV 9467 .M85 2017
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: This study examines manners of thinking on population movement in Development Studies with reference to that between Samoa and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Dominant perspectives on migration point to a conventional thinking and treatment of people on the move as mere classifiable economic units. A result is a marked absence, and in some cases the misinterpretation of a cultural understanding of people whose movements transcend state boundaries. I argue that a Samoan cultural thinking provides another perspective to understanding the fluid, flexible and dynamic nature of movement for people of reciprocity and care-based societies of Oceania.