The warm winds of change : globalisation in contemporary Sāmoa

Macpherson, Cluny, author

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  • Creator Cluny and Laʻavasa Macpherson
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Auckland, [New Zealand] : Auckland University Press, 2009. ©2009
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (342 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781775586708, 1775586707, 9781869406219, 1869406214, 9781775582144, 1775582140


  • What leads a Samoan villager to buy a Chinese polypropylene mat rather than making a pandanus mat? When do Pacific emigrants stop sending back money to their home village? Do villagers stop giving away fish when they have a refrigerator to store it in? In The Warm Winds of Change, Cluny and La?avasa Macpherson look at ordinary lives in a Pacific village in order to provide an accessible introduction to the ways in which Pacific societies are being transformed by the forces of globalisation. Global culture has had a powerful impact on the flora and fauna, the people, languages and culture


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. : Warm winds of change; 2. : A brief history of Sāmoa's engagement with global forces; 3. : Migration and social transformation; 4. : Ideas and social transformation; 5. : Technology and social transformation; 6. : Warm winds of change or gathering storm?; Bibliography; A, B, C; Index; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; About the Author; Copyright
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