Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography
This work is both a comparative ethnographic study of the three Polynesian atolls of Tokelau, and a narrative record of their past. The ethnographic study looks at the 1970s, and gives a detailed description of life in the villages of each atoll.
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|Library of Congress
||Ethnic studies, Anthropology and ethnology, Polynesia, Tokelau
||Social Studies: General
||General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
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This book is the result of over two decades of research and is both a comparative study of three atolls of Tokelau and a history. Divided into two parts, the first section of the book gives a detailed description of life in the villages of each atoll, compares environment, gender roles, systems of government, kinship ties, gender roles and other aspects of life in the 1970s. Section two gives histories of each atoll using "local narratives and records complementing foreign documents" as reference.
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