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Migrating genders : westernisation, migration, and Samoan faʻafafine

Author: Johanna Schmidt
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Series: Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book "presents a sustained description of male-to-female transgendered identities, explaining how the fa'afafine fit within the wider gender system of Samoa and examining both the impact of westernisation on fa'afafine identities and live, and the experiences of fa'afafine who have migrated to New Zealand."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johanna Schmidt
ISBN: 9781409402732 1409402738 9781409402749 1409402746
OCLC Number: 502418511
Notes: Author is an academic at Auckland University.
Description: xiv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
(Re)defining Faʻafafine: the discursive construction of Samoan trangenderism --
Ideals of gender: men, women and Faʻafafine in fa'asamoa --
Paradise lost? social change and Faʻafafine in Samoa --
"You hardly see any grown men doing that sort of thing over here": Faʻafafine migrants' initial experiences of Aotearoa/New Zealand --
Reconciling femininity with Palagi identities: gay Faʻafafine men and passing Faʻafafine women --
Maintaining ambiguity: (re)claiming Faʻafafine identities in Aotearoa/New Zealand --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Responsibility: Johanna Schmidt.

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