The Samoan Side: How Sia Figiel Debunks Orientalism in Where We Once Belonged

  title={The Samoan Side: How Sia Figiel Debunks Orientalism in Where We Once Belonged},
  author={Sadiya Abubakar},
The result of the first (and the subsequent) contact between the West and the East is an Oriental documentation, colonial establishment and notional subject-making of the East by the supposedly civilised and advanced West. Like all Orients, the Pacific has been much represented and made subjects of theoretical discourses, characterised as bare-breasted and sexually available women, murderous and lecherous men, idly tropical islands inhabited by primitive people with little or no culture. Samoa… Expand
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  • James E. Côté
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of youth and adolescence
  • 1992
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  • 2015
Where We Once Belonged
Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • 2017