skip to content
To the root : adopted memoirs of a Samoan princess in exile Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

To the root : adopted memoirs of a Samoan princess in exile

Author: Jody Marie Hassel
Publisher: 2012.
Dissertation: M.F.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks 2012
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Essay : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Summary:
"To the Root: Adopted Memoirs of Samoan Princess in Exile" traces the author's eventful search for and reunion with members of biological family in a memoir of personal essays. The author's search for her birthfather explores thematic elements of loss, abandonment, cultural identity, racial identity, and reconciliation. The memoir explores and challenges boundaries of creative nonfiction through a mosaic of extended  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jody Marie Hassel
Material Type: Biography, Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jody Marie Hassel
OCLC Number: 826869049
Notes: "December 2012."
Description: vii, 170 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Blood --
2. Water --
3. Re-Pulse --
4. Sky --
5. La'ititi Lacuna --
6. Afakasi in the Fale --
7. Tufuga ta Tatau --
8. Body guard --
9. Curfew --
10. Aotoa Malepeai --
11. Lefaga --
12. Royal goose chase --
13. The homeless Samoan prince --
14. Local motion --
15. The family enrichment society --
16. Tuimaleali'ifano --
17. Black --
18. Root structure characteristics --
19. All the feathers --
20. Sunday drive --
21. Koko Ali'i --
22. Homing --
23. The signified --
24. Genealogical research --
25. Playback --
26. Harbinger --
27. The space left behind --
28. Sand, stone, sun --
Works consulted --
Appendix.
Responsibility: by Jody Marie Hassel.

Abstract:

"To the Root: Adopted Memoirs of Samoan Princess in Exile" traces the author's eventful search for and reunion with members of biological family in a memoir of personal essays. The author's search for her birthfather explores thematic elements of loss, abandonment, cultural identity, racial identity, and reconciliation. The memoir explores and challenges boundaries of creative nonfiction through a mosaic of extended narrative scenes and lyric personal reflection. Autobiographical scenes convey the author's family life and upbringing in Interior Alaska tracing her journey through to adulthood, when she travels to Samoa to receive a traditional rite-of-passage tattoo and familial royal title. Resisting an entirely linear retelling of accounts, impressionist reflections on yoga and Polynesian dance are connected to the author's experience of adoption. To the Root reaches a deeper understanding of self as adoptee, as daughter, as agent of lineage.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/826869049> # To the root : adopted memoirs of a Samoan princess in exile
    a pto:Manuscript, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:IndividualProduct, bgn:Thesis ;
   bgn:inSupportOf "" ;
   library:oclcnum "826869049" ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833294> ; # Birthparents
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/797067> ; # Adoptees--Identification
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/adoptees_samoa_identification> ; # Adoptees--Samoa--Identification
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/adoptees_alaska_fairbanks_identification> ; # Adoptees--Alaska--Fairbanks--Identification
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1281578> ; # Samoa
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/797065> ; # Adoptees--Family relationships
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/birthparents_samoa_identification> ; # Birthparents--Samoa--Identification
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1104618> ; # Samoan Americans
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Person/hassel_jody_marie> ; # Jody Marie Hassel
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833291> ; # Birthmothers
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/birthfathers_samoa_identification> ; # Birthfathers--Samoa--Identification
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/samoan_americans_alaska_fairbanks> ; # Samoan Americans--Alaska--Fairbanks
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1207610> ; # Alaska--Fairbanks
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/birthmothers_samoa_identification> ; # Birthmothers--Samoa--Identification
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/adoptees_family_relationships_alaska_fairbanks> ; # Adoptees--Family relationships--Alaska--Fairbanks
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/adoptees_family_relationships_samoa> ; # Adoptees--Family relationships--Samoa
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833285> ; # Birthfathers
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Person/hassel_jody_marie> ; # Jody Marie Hassel
   schema:datePublished "2012" ;
   schema:description ""To the Root: Adopted Memoirs of Samoan Princess in Exile" traces the author's eventful search for and reunion with members of biological family in a memoir of personal essays. The author's search for her birthfather explores thematic elements of loss, abandonment, cultural identity, racial identity, and reconciliation. The memoir explores and challenges boundaries of creative nonfiction through a mosaic of extended narrative scenes and lyric personal reflection. Autobiographical scenes convey the author's family life and upbringing in Interior Alaska tracing her journey through to adulthood, when she travels to Samoa to receive a traditional rite-of-passage tattoo and familial royal title. Resisting an entirely linear retelling of accounts, impressionist reflections on yoga and Polynesian dance are connected to the author's experience of adoption. To the Root reaches a deeper understanding of self as adoptee, as daughter, as agent of lineage."@en ;
   schema:description "1. Blood -- 2. Water -- 3. Re-Pulse -- 4. Sky -- 5. La'ititi Lacuna -- 6. Afakasi in the Fale -- 7. Tufuga ta Tatau -- 8. Body guard -- 9. Curfew -- 10. Aotoa Malepeai -- 11. Lefaga -- 12. Royal goose chase -- 13. The homeless Samoan prince -- 14. Local motion -- 15. The family enrichment society -- 16. Tuimaleali'ifano -- 17. Black -- 18. Root structure characteristics -- 19. All the feathers -- 20. Sunday drive -- 21. Koko Ali'i -- 22. Homing -- 23. The signified -- 24. Genealogical research -- 25. Playback -- 26. Harbinger -- 27. The space left behind -- 28. Sand, stone, sun -- Works consulted -- Appendix."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1206573185> ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:genre "Identification guides"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "To the root : adopted memoirs of a Samoan princess in exile"@en ;
   schema:productID "826869049" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/826869049#PublicationEvent/2012> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/826869049> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Person/hassel_jody_marie> # Jody Marie Hassel
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Hassel" ;
   schema:givenName "Jody Marie" ;
   schema:name "Jody Marie Hassel" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/adoptees_alaska_fairbanks_identification> # Adoptees--Alaska--Fairbanks--Identification
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85000976> ;
   schema:name "Adoptees--Alaska--Fairbanks--Identification"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1206573185#Topic/adoptees_family_relationships_alaska_fairbanks> # Adoptees--Family relationships--Alaska--Fairbanks
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85000976> ;
   schema:name "Adoptees--Family relationships--Alaska--Fairbanks"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1104618> # Samoan Americans
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Samoan Americans"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1207610> # Alaska--Fairbanks
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Alaska--Fairbanks" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1281578> # Samoa
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Samoa" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/797065> # Adoptees--Family relationships
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Adoptees--Family relationships"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/797067> # Adoptees--Identification
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85000977> ;
   schema:name "Adoptees--Identification"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833285> # Birthfathers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Birthfathers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833291> # Birthmothers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Birthmothers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/833294> # Birthparents
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Birthparents"@en ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.