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The World Factbook: Background: :: New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Samoa (i/səˈmoʊ.ə/; Samoan: Sāmoa, IPA: [ˌsaːˈmoa]), officially the Independent State of Samoa (Samoan: Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Sāmoa), formerly known as Western Samoa, is a country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. It became independent from New Zealand in 1962. The two main islands of Samoa are Upolu and Savai'i, one of the biggest islands in Polynesia. The capital city, Apia, and Faleolo International Airport are situated on th...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Alessio CANGIANO
Senior Lecturer, School of Economics at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Population and Development, Migration, Age and Aging, Employment, Labour Mobility, Urbanization, Poverty, Vulnerability

Joseph Martin CHEER
Lecturer, National Center for Australian Studies + Australia & International Tourism Research Unit at Monash University, Australia

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Applied Anthropology, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Politic, Cultural Geography, Cultural Change, Development, Heritage, Interdisciplinarity, Land Tenure

Jennifer CORRIN
Professor, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at T C Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Culture, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Land Tenure

A. - [Chris]tina ENGELS-SCHWARZPAUL
Associate Professor, School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology - Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau, New Zealand

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Audiovisual and Media, Performance, Possession, Post-Colonialism, Spatial Theory, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Indigenous Epistemology, Decolonisation, Exhibitions

Yannick ESSERTEL
Contractual researcher, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Christianisation, Conceptual Model, Colonialism, Missiology, Indigenous Christianities

Sue FARRAN
Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Sebastien GALLIOT
Postdoctoral Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Cultural Technology, First Contacts, Art, Ritual, Social Change

Jessica HARDIN
Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology at Pacific University, United States

Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Christianity, Food and Nutrition, Body, Biomedicine, Metabolic Disorders, Chronic Illness, Gender

IATI IATI
Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Corruption, Customary Law, Decolonisation, Democracy, Development, Foreign Policy, Governance, Globalization, Land Tenure, Politics

Lea Lani KINIKINI KAUVAKA
Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race , Settlerhood

Stephanie LAWSON
Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Australia

Keywords: Custom, Democracy, Globalization, Governance, Inter-ethnic Relations, International Relationships, Pacific Regional Politics, Politics, Post-Colonialism, Race / Racism

Helene MARTINSSON-WALLIN
Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Campus Gotland at Uppsala University, Sweden

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Management, Material Culture, Migration, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Post-Colonialism, Spatial Theory

John Joseph MCCAFFERY
Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand

Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education

Measina MEREDITH
Independent researcher, Centre for Samoan Studies at National University of Samoa, Samoa

Keywords: Development, Water Resources, Human Rights, Gender, Governance

Richard MOYLE
Professor emeritus, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Christianisation, Cultural Change, Dance, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Language Documentation, Polynesian Languages, Ritual, Voyaging, Oral Tradition, Music

Hermann MUECKLER
Professor, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Vienna, Austria

Keywords: Historical Imagination, Mission History, Post-Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism

Patrick NUNN
Professor, Sustainability Research Centre at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Keywords: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Human Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Kava, Landscape, Myth, Religion And The Environment, Sustainable Development

Albert REFITI
Senior Lecturer, School of Art and Design at AUT Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology

Dominik SCHIEDER
Other staff, Department of Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Keywords: Migration, Social Organization, Agency, Applied Anthropology, Class, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonialism, Complexity, Conflict

Penelope SCHOEFFEL
Associate Professor, Centre for Samoan Studies at National University of Samoa, Samoa

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Teri SOWELL
Lecturer, Visual Arts Department at University of California San Diego, United States

Keywords: Art, Gender, Religion, Body Theory, Ritual Studies

Serge TCHERKÉZOFF
Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

I'u TUAGALU
Senior Lecturer, Student Learning Centre: Puna Aronui at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Keywords: Cognitive Anthropology, First Contacts, Exchanges, Cosmology, Colonial Literature, Christianity, Christianisation, Myth, Personhood, Ritual Studies

Yvonne UNDERHILL-SEM
Associate Professor, Development Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Body, Development, Markets, Political Ecology, Feminsm

Upolu Luma VAAI
Senior Lecturer, HoD Theology and Ethics Department at Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Keywords: Christianity, Pacific Relational Hermeneutics, Relational Theology, Relational Ethics, Pacific Epistemology, Climate Change, Colonialism, Economy And Justice

Joeli VEITAYAKI
Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability


Pictures


Not specified Samoan houses Dwellings Samoa Men, Samoan Photograph of two tr... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Samoa. Street scene, Apia Cities and towns Samoa Bars (Drinking... [NatLib NZ]

Tattersall, Alfred James, 1866-1951 Apia waterfront, Samoa Harbours Samoa Wat... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Police guard, Samoa Police Samoa Uniforms Police guard, Samoa,... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Unidentified woman, Samoa Women, Samoan Clothing and dress Samo... [NatLib NZ]


More Pictures...

Maps


United States. National Park Service [Washington, D.C.] : National Park Service,... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) [Reston, Va.] : Denver, CO : U.S. Dept. of the Interior... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) [Reston, Va.] : Denver, CO : U.S. Dept. of the Interior... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) [Reston, Va.] : Denver, CO : U.S. Dept. of the Interior... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) [Reston, Va.] : Denver, CO : U.S. Dept. of the Interior... [NLA]


More Maps...

Books

Phillips, Lori. . 2004. Samoan alphabet / Lori Phillips. Honolulu, Hawaii : Pacific Resources for Ed... [NatLib NZ]
Milner, G. B. (George Bertram) . 2001-1966. Samoan dictionary : Samoan-English, English-Samoan / G.B... [NatLib NZ]
Samoa Apia Mission.. 2000-. Samoa Apia [electronic resource]. Pago Pago, American Samoa : Samoa Apia... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

Not specified . Nov 1966-Dec 1968. Samoa correspondence ... [NatLib NZ]
Walter. The coming Berlin conference.. nd. 1889 Mar. 30.1 print : lithograph, col. ; image 24 x 21 c ... [Bishop]
J. Howard Buffum. [Samoan tapa making].. nd. 1952-1953.1 reel (50 ft.) : si., col. ; 16 mm.. ... [Bishop]

Video/Visual

nd. nd. OFF NEW GUINEA COAST. 1944-05. A MEMBER OF A GUN CREW ABOARD HMAS KAPUNDA REFILLS THE "READY ... [WorldCat]

Audio

There are Recordings at Paradisec

nd. 1993. Samoa [sound recording]. [Australia] : Hughes Leisure Group ; U.S. : Manufactured by Alleg ... [NatLib NZ]

Official Websites

  • Government of Samoa...
  • Parliament of Samoa...
  • Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet...

    Research Centres

  • Centre for Samoan Studies - National Unive...
  • Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa ...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Alafua Campus Library of the University of...
  • National University of Samoa Library (NUSL...
  • Samoa Public Library (Nelson Memorial Publ...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology...

    Health and Health Research

  • Commonwealth Health Online...
  • Faculty of Medicine - National University ...
  • Institut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...

    Languages

    List of languages
  • More on Glottolog
  • More on Ethnologue
  • Recordings at Paradisec

    Administrative Areas

    A'ana (Itumalo)
    Aiga-i-le-Tai (Itumalo)
    Atua (Itumalo)
    Fa'asaleleaga (Itumalo)
    Gaga'emauga (Itumalo)
    Gagaifomauga (Itumalo)
    Palauli (Itumalo)
    Satupa'itea (Itumalo)
    Tuamasaga (Itumalo)
    Va'a-o-Fonoti (Itumalo)
    Vaisigano (Itumalo)

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