Higher Education

Samoan Village: Then and Now, 2nd Edition

  • Lowell D. Holmes
  • Ellen Rhoads Holmes
  • ISBN-10: 0534971202  |  ISBN-13: 9780534971205
  • 176 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.50 List Price = $ 77.95



Samoan culture, though comparatively stable, is of course changing, and this case study focuses on the way the acceptance of Christianity brought about major changes within the culture. It also gives readers a working knowledge of the basic elements of traditional Samoan culture including subsistence, principles of rank, ceremonies, and the life cycle.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Entering the Samoan World.
1. The Samoan World.
2. The World of the Fale and the Fono � Fitiuta, 1954.
3. The World of Work � 1954.
4. The World of the Spirit.
5. The Day-to-Day World � Life Cycle, 1954.
6. The Changing Samoan World.
Postscript � Samoan Character and the Academic World � the Mead/Freeman Controversy.
Recommended Readings.