• Viewing Diasporas from the Pacific: What Pacific Ethnographies Offer Pacific Diaspora Studies

    Author(s):
    Ilana Gershon (see profile)
    Date:
    2007
    Group(s):
    Anthropology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/47za-sz79
    Abstract:
    This article explores what long-standing analytical traditions in Pacific ethnographies can offer Pacific diaspora studies. In particular, I advocate researchers' reconceptualizing their unit of analysis when interrogating the relationships between families and diasporas, and argue that family networks fashion diasporas' longevity and tangibility. Emphasizing families' social organization encourages Pacific diaspora studies to focus on how and when cultural differences have effects.
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    Published
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