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Serge   Tcherkézoff

Professor emeritus
CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie and ANU CAP CHL
Aix Marseille Uni+CNRS+EHESS--Australian Nat Uni (France)
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Pr.Anthrop./Pac.Studies:EHESS(emeritus);ANU(Hon.) program facilitating linkages between francophone and anglophone researchers in the Pacific . Books bring together fieldwork in Samoa (1980-1990s)(FaaSamoa, une identité polynésienne [2003]) with ethno-historical critique of European narratives about:
Early Encounters in Polynesia (First Contacts in Polynesia: the Samoan Case [2008], co-ed Oceanic Encounters: Exchange, Desire, Violence [2009 ANU Press); Tahiti 1768: la face cachée des premiers contacts [2010 Papeete AVDI], co-ed A la croisée des vagues: violence... premières rencontres [2022 Papeete,MSH-P Press];
about the Western Invention of regional-racial divisions within the Pacific : Polynésie/Mélanésie: l'invention française des races et des régions de l'Océanie [2008 Papeete AVDI].
Recently: a study of gift giving in historical Samoa together with a reconsideration of the Maussian Essay on the gift : Marcel Mauss à Samoa,le holisme méthodologique et l’esprit du don polynésien [2016, Marseille PCP]
Gender studies : gender and transgender in Polynesia : Mead, Freeman et Samoa [2001 Paris PUF], chapt. in Besnier and Alexeyeff eds. Gender on the Edge (UH Press 2014), in Journal of Samoan Studies «The Samoan Village, the Brother-Sister Relationship and the Rule of Exogamy» (2017); book about Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa: Vous avez dit "3e sexe"? Les transgenres polynésiens et le mythe de l'homosexualité [2022 Papeete AVDI].
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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