Paradise Lost? Social Change and Fa'afafine in Samoa

  title={Paradise Lost? Social Change and Fa'afafine in Samoa},
  author={Johanna M. Schmidt},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  pages={417 - 432}
Geographically isolated in the centre of the Pacific, Samoa has only recently become fully incorporated into economic and social forms of globalization. The past few decades have seen significant shifts in the construction and expression of gender and sexuality. Among the groups most affected are the fa'afafine, biological males who express feminine gender identities. These transgendered identities were `traditionally' most often enacted through labour, but fa'afafine subjectivities currently… 
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