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View the PDF document Aganu'u ma agaifanua fa'a Samoa : : custom and usage in Samoa : a history and process of a tama'aiga title dispute in Falelatai
Author:Tuimaleali'ifano, Ato'ese Morgan.
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Award: Ph.D.
Subject: Political leadership -- Samoa , Samoa -- History -- 20th century , Samoa -- Politics and government -- 20th century , Samoa -- Social life and customs
Date: 1997.
Call No.: pac DU 819 .T84
BRN: 975033
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View the PDF document The Samoans in Fiji : social and cultural change in a Pacific Island migrant community from a historical perspective : the case of the Samoans in Fiji
Author:Tuimaleali'ifano, Ato'ese Morgan.
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Award: M.A.
Subject: Samoans -- Fiji, Fiji -- Social conditions , Fiji -- Emigration and immigration
Date: 1987.
Call No.: pac DU 600 .T84
BRN: 12627
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Abstract: The general objective of this study was to record the facts and analyse the principles of Pacific Islands migration and resettlement in the Pacific Islands. The specific objectives were to identify and analyse the cultural, social, economic and religious influences on the ethnic identity among the successive generations of a migrant community in a Pacific context; and to identify the various problems and options for small Pacific Island communities and the ways in which these are shaped by the constitutional, economic, social and political factors of the host country. Throughout, key concepts used include migration, community, relocation and settlement. By migration is meant movement by individuals without outside intervention of an agency.lss By community is meant being shared or held in common; fellowship, a community of interest. Implying an organised political, municipal or social body of people living in the same locality with common religion, profession or historical circumstances such as an 5 immigrant community which acts as a unifier of its members. A community centre, providing social, recreational and educational facilities for a neighbourhood; a community spirit is a feeling of membership of a community.1'* By relocation is meant "planned movement of a group of people, whose destination is determined by some outside agency.™0 Settlement implies those who establish themselves in a new tract of land or a new colony38* and refers to a process by which a number of culturally homogeneous people from one locale come to live together in a different locale. To the extent that people form an identifiable community - identifiable to themselves as well as to the observer, we can describe it as a resettled community. In this context, community implies a commune of people with an assumed social order on newly settled land.
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