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Tongans Overseas: Between Two Shores, and: Saili Matagi: Samoan Migrants in Australia (review)

Tongans Overseas: Between Two Shores, and: Saili Matagi: Samoan Migrants in Australia (review) Tongans Overseas: Between Two Shores, by Helen Morton Lee. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2003. isbn cloth, 0-8248-2615-0; paper 0-8248-2654-x; viv + 327 pages, tables, figures, photographs, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, us$55.00; paper, us$21.95. Saili Matagi: Samoan Migrants in Australia, by Leulu Felise Va`a. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific; Apia: Iunivesite Aoao o Sämoa (National University of Sämoa), 2001. isbn 982-02-0325-2; 298 pages, tables, figure, maps, photographs, appendixes, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. us$30.00. The publication of two major empirical studies of the Tongan and Samoan communities in Australia is a milestone in the study of the Pacific diaspora. The studies have certain things in common, as one would expect of studies by two anthropologists concerned with the dynamics of social change in migrant enclaves, but they differ in other, crucial respects. This review focuses first on the similarities and then on the differences. Each has at its center an ethnographic study. These are all the more valuable because both authors are experienced ethnographers with both extended experience of the "migrant" populations with whom they have worked, and knowledge of the "source" communities. Helen Morton Lee's study focuses on the activities, attitudes, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Tongans Overseas: Between Two Shores, and: Saili Matagi: Samoan Migrants in Australia (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 16 (2) – Aug 31, 2004

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Tongans Overseas: Between Two Shores, by Helen Morton Lee. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2003. isbn cloth, 0-8248-2615-0; paper 0-8248-2654-x; viv + 327 pages, tables, figures, photographs, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, us$55.00; paper, us$21.95. Saili Matagi: Samoan Migrants in Australia, by Leulu Felise Va`a. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific; Apia: Iunivesite Aoao o Sämoa (National University of Sämoa), 2001. isbn 982-02-0325-2; 298 pages, tables, figure, maps, photographs, appendixes, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. us$30.00. The publication of two major empirical studies of the Tongan and Samoan communities in Australia is a milestone in the study of the Pacific diaspora. The studies have certain things in common, as one would expect of studies by two anthropologists concerned with the dynamics of social change in migrant enclaves, but they differ in other, crucial respects. This review focuses first on the similarities and then on the differences. Each has at its center an ethnographic study. These are all the more valuable because both authors are experienced ethnographers with both extended experience of the "migrant" populations with whom they have worked, and knowledge of the "source" communities. Helen Morton Lee's study focuses on the activities, attitudes, and

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