Voyages: From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs (Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge) (Paperback)

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In Voyages, Cathy A. Small offers a view of the changes in migration, globalization, and ethnographic fieldwork over three decades. The second edition adds fresh descriptions and narratives in three new chapters based on two more visits to Tonga and California in 2010. The author (whose role after thirty years of fieldwork is both ethnographer and family member) reintroduces the reader to four sisters in the same family--two who migrated to the United States and two who remained in Tonga--and reveals what has unfolded in their lives in the fifteen years since the first edition was written. The second edition concludes with new reflections on how immigration and globalization have affected family, economy, tradition, political life, identity, and the practice of anthropology.

About the Author


Cathy A. Small is Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University. She is the author of My Freshman Year (as Rebekah Nathan), also from Cornell.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780801477393
ISBN-10: 0801477395
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge