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Author Lee, Helen Morton, 1960- author. [aut]

Title Becoming Tongan : an ethnography of childhood / Helen Morton
Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [1996]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.23099612 Mor/Bta  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Ethnography of Childhood -- 2. The Kingdom of Tonga -- 3. Having Children: "Paradise on Earth" -- 4. Becoming Poto: What to Learn -- 5. Children's Everyday Lives: Socialization in Context -- 6. Learning to Be Poto -- 7. Sanctioned Violence: Punishment and Aggression in Tonga -- 8. The Socialization of Emotion -- 9. Becoming Tongan: The Future -- Appendix 1. Student Questionnaire and Tabulated Personal Data -- Appendix 2. Kin Diagrams of Household Members
Summary "In this ... account of growing up in Tonga, Helen Morton focuses on the influences= of ana fakatonga ("the Tongan way") in all facets of Tongan childhood from the antenatal period to late adolescence. Childhood is a crucial period when cultural identity and notions of tradition are constructed, as well as beliefs about self, personhood, and emotion. Although strongly influenced by recent ethnopsychological research, Morton carefully critiques this approach and offers a revitalized ethnopsychology that takes account of gender, power relations, and historical processes. ..."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages. 305-337) and index
Notes Includes text in Tongan
Subject Child development -- Tonga -- Holonga (Tongatapu Island)
Child psychology -- Tonga -- Holonga (Tongatapu Island)
Child rearing -- Tonga -- Holonga (Tongatapu Island)
Children -- Tonga -- Holonga (Tongatapu Island)
Ethnology -- Tonga -- Holonga (Tongatapu Island)
Ethnopsychology -- Tonga -- Holonga (Tongatapu Island)
Socialization -- Tonga -- Holonga (Tongatapu Island)
Tongan language -- Texts.
Holonga (Tongatapu Island, Tonga) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 95041374
ISBN 0824817583 (cloth : alkaline paper)
0824817958 (paper : alkaline paper)
9780824817589 (cloth : alkaline paper)