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dc.contributor.authorSiautu, Alefaio
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-08T03:17:10Z
dc.date.available2008-12-08T03:17:10Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationSiautu, A. (2008). A nui wave encountering psychology from the shores of the Pacific. In Levy, M., Nikora, L.W., Masters-Awatere, B., Rua, M. & Waitoki, W. (Eds). Claiming Spaces: Proceedings of the 2007 National Maori and Pacific Psychologies Symposium 23rd-24th November 2007 (pp. 105-110). Hamilton, New Zealand: Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978‐0‐473‐13577‐5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/1553
dc.description.abstractThe worldview of Pacific nations which lie within the vast ocean of the South Pacific is yet to be uncovered in the world of psychology. Since the first wave of migrants to the shores of Aotearoa,/New Zealand, many differing pathways have evolved for the children of the Pacific sojourners. Pasefika youth are emerging as an influential force in youth culture today. However, these highly visible pockets of Pasefika talent mask the reality of overcrowded housing, poor health, lowincomes, tailend educational achievement, and the frequent experience of issues to do with cultural identity and values (Tiatia, 1988; Taule’alea’usumai, 1997). Within these areas of concern Pasefika people will encounter ‘helping professions’ such as psychology. It is a discipline which has historically been devoted to understanding the human ‘psyche’ or ‘soul’. Most of this body of knowledge however is derived from European contexts. The South Pacific has now produced a generation of Pasefika academics that are crisscrossing the globe with pioneering theoretical frameworks specific to our region. It is within this framework that I present to you my current thinking and its intent of ‘claiming our legitimate space’.en_US
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dc.publisherMaori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikatoen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato 2008 Each contributor has permitted the Maori and Psychology Research Unit to publish their work in this collection. No part of the material protected in this copyright notice may be reproduced or utilised in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the contributor concerned.en_US
dc.subjectMaorien_US
dc.subjectPacificen_US
dc.subjectpsychologyen_US
dc.subjectcultural identityen_US
dc.subjectPasefikaen_US
dc.subjectSouth Pacificen_US
dc.titleA nui wave encountering psychology from the shores of the Pacificen_US
dc.typeConference Contributionen_US


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