This collection houses research from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Waikato.

  • Being safe, being me in the Prairie Provinces: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey in Saskatchewan & Manitoba

    Edkins, Tamara; Peter, Tracey; Veale, Jaimie; Malone, Reece; Saewyc, Elizabeth M. (Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia., 2016)
    This regional report is a part of a larger project, The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey. Researchers from universities and other organizations in Canada created the survey, which was administered online to 923 participants ...
  • Libation and sacrifice in the Samoan ‘ava ceremony

    Refiti, Albert L. (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation is an analysis of Samoan oral stories connected to the ‘ava ceremony. These foundational stories have an important connection to the role blood sacrifice played in pre ‘ava and post ‘ava Samoa. Dr Refiti ...
  • Faikava Navigation: Space for critical discussions about identity in diaspora

    Hernandez, Daniel (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation explores a broad sense of diaspora drawing from both Mayan and Tongan concepts of time and space to explore these experiences. Additionally, Lucky Dube's song, The Other Side, is used as a framework for ...
  • My experience as a female Tongan kava drinker

    Ma’u, Ikanamoe (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation explains the cultural values and social significance of faikava from a Tongan female’s perspective. Tongan woman kava use is a present although often hidden and controversial practice. Because of this, ...
  • Kava Haus Ltd: Distributor of innovative kava products

    Hau, Koloa (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    Koloa Hau presents on why and how Kava Haus Ltd was created, where he see opportunities in the marketplace and the challenges ahead. The presentation also showcases current kava products from overseas manufacturers that ...
  • The cultural classroom: The faikava as an epistemological site for teaching and learning

    Fehoko, Edmond S. (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    My Masters research explored the experiences and perceptions of New Zealand-born Tongan males who participate in the faikava (kava-drinking). The faikava is a well-known ceremonial cultural practice that in recent times ...
  • Kava: Untangling fact from fiction

    Aporosa, Apo (2017)
    Kava, in both its plant and drink form, is Pasifika’s ‘cultural keystone species’ and a potent icon of identity with some of its medicinal efficacy legitimised within Western pharmacology and research. However, for every ...
  • Tongan men talk when the language (talanoa) and context (faikava) are Tongan

    Vaka, Sione (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    In Tongan society, Tongan males have the authority, while Tongan females hold the senior ranks in society. Other roles and responsibilities, including father, leader, provider, protector, negotiator, communicator, mentor ...
  • On the Matter of Kava: From the Past to the Present to the Future

    Māhina, Hūfanga ‘Ōkusitino (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    Paradoxically, it is thought that people in Tonga specifically and the Moana Pacific generally walk forward (‘alu ki mu‘a) into the past (kuongamu‘a “age-in-the-front”) and, at the same timespace, walk backward (‘alu ki ...
  • After the Civilian: Compassion in a changing politico-military context

    McKeogh, Colm (2017)
    This paper looks at political, military and technological challenges to the rule against targeting civilians in war. Neither the concept nor the reality of the civilian offer the clarity once assumed. The paper argues that ...
  • Reproducibility of African giant pouched rats detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis

    Ellis, Haylee Maree; Mulder, Christiaan; Valverde, Emilio; Poling, Alan; Edwards, Timothy (2017)
    Background: African pouched rats sniffing sputum samples provided by local clinics have significantly increased tuberculosis case findings in Tanzania and Mozambique. The objective of this study was to determine the ...
  • Quaker Peace Testimony and Pacifism

    McKeogh, Colm (2017)
    This paper looks at the Peace Testimony of Quakers (the Religious Society of Friends) and argues that, although Quakerism is commonly seen as pacifist (in some sense of that term) by many both within and without the Society, ...
  • An analysis of U-Value as a measure of variability

    Kong, Xiuyuan; McEwan, James S.A.; Bizo, Lewis A.; Foster, T. Mary (The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), 2017)
    The variability in behavior has frequently been assessed using a measure known as the U-value. Of concern in this article were the limits and constraints on U-value as a measure of variability. The relation between the ...
  • ‘It’s on the tip of my Google’: Intra-active performance and the non-totalising learning environment

    Snake-Beings, Emit (Sage, 2017)
    Technologies that expand the learning environment to include interactions outside of the physical space of the classroom, such as the use of Google as an aid to memory, represent one aspect of learning that occurs within ...
  • Gender and sexuality I: Genderqueer geographies?

    Johnston, Lynda (Sage, 2016)
    This review considers gender diversity across a range of spaces and places. I note that while the notion of gender has been troubled, there exists opportunities to trouble it further. I highlight the scholarship that has ...
  • Selective attention in dairy cattle

    Blackmore, Tania Louise; Temple, William; Foster, T. Mary (Elsevier, 2016)
    In a replication of Reynolds (1961), two cows learned to discriminate between compound stimuli in a forced choice procedure where pushing through a one-way gate marked with a red cross (S+) gave access to food. Pushing ...
  • Puer tea: Ancient caravans and urban chic [Book Review]

    Galikowski, Maria (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015)
    This article reviews the book “ Puer Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic" by Jinghong Zhang.
  • Tea in china: A religious and cultural history [Book Review]

    Galikowski, Maria (New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA), 2015)
    This article reviews the book “Tea in china: A religious and cultural history" by James A Benn.
  • The audacity of Trump: How he won and what we missed

    Steff, Reuben (2017)
    Donald Trump made a number of key strategic decisions during his election campaign. Contrary to the common view that his campaign was marked by incompetence and dysfunction, there is considerable evidence that he made ...
  • Strategies for teaching gender in geography

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail; Simmonds, Naomi Beth (2017)
    One hour session presented in Auckland at the Women Gender Geography Research Network (WGGRN) Symposium. We discuss: What does geography add to gender? Affect in the classroom. Personal politics; the personal is political.

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