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by Fay Calkins

ISBN: 087022932X
ISBN13: 978-0870229329
Language: English
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press; Pacific Classics edition (July 1, 1971)
Pages: 224
Category: Social Sciences
Subategory: Sociology

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Rating: 4.1
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this book was hysterically accurate for day to day living within the culture in my opinion and experience

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). this book was hysterically accurate for day to day living within the culture in my opinion and experience. I would recommend it for any palagi who plans to spend any time in Samoa or to anyone planning on marrying into a Samoan family to get an idea of what to expect and to have some understanding of the thought methods of the "family" culture.

Fay Calkins, a descendant of Puritan settlers, met Vai Ala'ilima, a descendant of Samoan chiefs, while working on her doctoral dissertation in the Library of Congress

Fay Calkins, a descendant of Puritan settlers, met Vai Ala'ilima, a descendant of Samoan chiefs, while working on her doctoral dissertation in the Library of Congress. Soon after her arrival in the islands, the bride of a few months found herself with a family of seven boys in a wide range of ages, sent by relatives to live with the new couple.

Fay Calkins and her husband, Vai, meet while studying for graduate degrees in the . They return to Vai's native Samoa with dreams of developing Samoan politics and economics. My Samoan Chief" offers a humorous look into the cultural and practical issues that confront their academic ideas. Fay provides a loving Western lens on different aspects of Samoan culture.

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This is an engaging autobiographical account of a young American woman's life in her Samoan husband's native home. Fay Calkins, a descendant of Puritan settlers, met Vai Ala'ilima, a descendant of Samoan chiefs, while working on her doctoral dissertation in the Library of Congress. After an unconventional courtship and a typical American wedding, they set out for Western Samoa, where Fay was to find a way of life totally new and charming, if at times frustrating and confusing.

Soon after her arrival in the islands, the bride of a few months found herself with a family of seven boys in a wide range of ages, sent by relatives to live with the new couple. She was stymied by the economics of trying to support numerous guests, relatives, and a growing family, and still contribute to the lavish feasts that were given on any pretext--feasts, where the guests brought baskets in which to take home as much of the largesse as they could carry.

Fay tried to introduce American institutions: a credit union, a co-op, a work schedule, and hourly wages on the banana plantation begun by her and her husband. In each instance, she quickly learned that Samoans were unwilling or unable to grasp her Western ideas of input equaling output, of personal property, or of payment received for work done. Despite these frustrations and disappointments, however, life among the people of her Samoan chief was for Fay happy and productive.

Comments:
Cells
Great Book. Aggie Grey was a credit to Samoa. I loved the book. Highly recommend it.

Silvermaster
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Ballalune
Great perspective and a must read if you're going to spend your life with a Samoan!!

Sharpmane
Very interesting book .

Xellerlu
Great narrative!

Najinn
This book was a truly great read for those looking to understand more about Samoan society. Not much has really changed in 50 years . It will give insight into the differences between western thougts and ideals and faaSamoa, the Samoan way. It is also humorous and very entertaining.

Akir
The book is a classic work on the people of Samoa (formerly Western Samoa). I read it years ago, but wanted to return to it after many years.

I did and the book is as I remembered it - an informative, well written and interesting work. Highly recommend it to readers interested n Pacific Island people.

Fay Calkins and her husband, Vai, meet while studying for graduate degrees in the U.S. They return to Vai's native Samoa with dreams of developing Samoan politics and economics. "My Samoan Chief" offers a humorous look into the cultural and practical issues that confront their academic ideas. Fay provides a loving Western lens on different aspects of Samoan culture.

This is a great read for economists, and those interested in third world development. Even when development ideas come from the inside out, it proves nearly impossible to implement them without significant cultural adjustment. An enlightening and beautiful story of the interactions of Western and Samoan culture.
Also, a well written and entertaining read.

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