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Becoming Tongan : an ethnography of childhood in the Kingdom of Tonga

Kavapalu, Helen

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Child socialisation in Tonga is examined in this thesis from the perspective of the hierarchical relations that are a pervasive feature of Tongan social life. Social competence in Tonga is, to a great extent, the ability to behave according to one’s social status in any given context. This thesis discusses the kinds of knowledge that enable children to develop this ability, including the cultural values of ‘love’, respect and obedience, and the concepts and roles associated with kinship...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991-07
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116152

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