Transnationalism & Modernity

On the Edge of the Global: Modern Anxieties in a Pacific Island Nation.  (Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific, an East–West Center Series.)  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.  xxiv, 297pp.  2011.

Modernity, Cosmopolitanism, and the Emergence of Middle Classes in Tonga. The Contemporary Pacific 21: 215-162. 2009.

Negotiating Local Subjectivities on the Edge of the Global. Inaugural Lecture Delivered on the Appointment to the Chair of Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam on Friday 4 May 2007.  Amsterdam: Vossiuspers UvA, Amsterdam University Press.

[Ping-Ann Addo and Niko Besnier] When Gifts Become Commodities: Pawn Shops, Valuables, and Shame in Tonga and the Tongan Diaspora. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute [n.s.] 14: 39-59. 2008.  [Download from Wiley Blackwell website or write for a copy]

Gender & Interaction in a Globalizing World: Negotiating the Gendered Self in Tonga. In Words, Worlds, and Material Girls: Language, Gender, Global Economies. Bonnie McElhinny, ed. Pp. 423-446. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2007.

Consumption and Cosmopolitanism: Practicing Modernity at the Second-Hand Marketplace in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Anthropological Quarterly 77: 7-45. 2004.

Tōsho shō uchū to chikyū kibo no eikyōryoku: Nukuraerae tō (Tubaru) min to kawari yuku dentatsu gijutsu (Island Microcosms and Global Forces: Nukulaelae Islanders and Changing Communicative Technologies). In Tatōiki to johō shakai (Islands and Information Society). Kazutaka Nakano, ed. Pp. 3-20. Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands Occasional Papers, 33. Kagoshima: Research Center for the Pacific Islands, Kagoshima University. 2000.

See also: Publications on Sex & Gender, Publications on Political Process, Publications of Fieldwork Ethics, Publications on Literacy, Publications on Belief Systems

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