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
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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