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Migrating genders : westernisation, migration, and Samoan Fa'afafine / Johanna Schmidt
Bib ID 4901884
Format BookBook
Author
Schmidt, Johanna
 
Description Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010 
xiv, 225 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781409402732
1409402738
9781409402749
1409402746
Series

Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Full contents
  • 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.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Transgender people -- Samoa.  |  Transgender people -- New Zealand.  |  Gender identity -- Samoa.  |  Gender identity -- New Zealand.  |  Sex role -- Samoa.  |  Sex role -- New Zealand.

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