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Becoming Tongan: An Ethnography of Childhood
by Helen Morton
In this first detailed account of growing up in Tonga, Helen Morton focuses on the influence of anga 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. Based on her a ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by University of Hawaii Press
(first published June 4th 1996)
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