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Toward Historicizing Gender in Polynesia: On Vilsoni Hereniko?s Woven Gods and Regional Patterns
(Pacific Studies, 2000)
This article considers possible parallels between Rotuman and Samoan gender history through Vilsoni Hereniko's book Woven Gods. Hereniko draws upon the work of Victor Turner to analyze his Rotuman data, arguing that wedding ...
Inhibitions and Compensations: A Study of the Effects of Negative Sanctions in Three Pacific Cultures
(Pacific Studies, 1991)
Oedipus is named after his injured feet because he represents that part of ourselves lamed by the social sanctions. The fact that sanctions used to control children have consequences for character is well documented in ...
Malosi: An Exploration of the Mead/Freeman Controversy and of Samoan Aggression
(Pacific Studies, 1988)
This article's intent is to take a step toward clarifying the nature and the place of aggression in Samoan social life. Aggression has always had a focal place in Samoan culture. In pre-Christian times, Nafanua was the ...
Hairdos and Don?ts: Hair Symbolism and Sexual History in Samoa
Hair is one of the classical foci of scholarly musing about the body, attaining this focal status through the seminal essay of Edmund Leach, "Magical Hair." My intention is to draw the strands of this debate into a coherent ...
Cultural Psychodynamics: The Audit, the Mirror, and the "American Dream"
(Current Anthropology, 2015)
Based on dream and life-history data and research on American families in the US Northwest, this article argues that a contemporary US middle-class model that I call the Close Family prescribes child-rearing practices that ...