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Serge   Tcherkézoff

Professor emeritus
CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie and ANU CAP CHL
EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and ANU (France)
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Prof (Anthropology and Pacific Studies): at EHESS ; at ANU (Honorary) with a French program facilitating joint ventures between francophone and anglophone researchers of the Pacific : . My books bring together fieldwork in Samoa during the 1980s and 1990s (FaaSamoa, une identité polynésienne [2003]) with an ethno-historical critique of European narratives about Polynesia : First Contacts in Polynesia: the Samoan Case [2008] and co-edited Oceanic Encounters: Exchange, Desire, Violence [2009] (both at ANU Press, both ON-LINE); one on the Tahitian case : Tahiti 1768: la face cachée des premiers contacts [2010] and one on the Western invention of the Pacific regional-racial divisions : Polynésie/Mélanésie: l'invention française des races et des régions de l'Océanie [2008] (both at Au Vent des Iles, Papeete). Recently: a study of gift giving in historical Samoa together with a reconsideration of the celebrated Maussian study on the gift : Marcel Mauss à Samoa : le holisme méthodologique et l’esprit du don polynésien (Pacific-Credo publications, 2016, now AVAILABLE ON LINE. Another field of studies : gender and transgender in Polynesia : contribution in Besnier and Alexeyeff eds. Gender on the Edge (UH Press 2014), book in progress about Samoa and Tahiti with Polynesian comparisons. Other publications on the historical development of French holistic anthropology (Durkheim, Mauss, Dumont).
Member of
e-toile Pacifique (e-toile)
Australian Association for Pacific Studies (AAPS)
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO)
Pacific History Association (PHA)
() European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA)
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