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dc.contributor.authorKeddell, Emily
dc.identifier.citationKeddell, E. (2006). Pavlova and pineapple pie: Selected identity influences on Samoan‐Pakeha people in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 1(1), 45–63. doi:10.1080/1177083X.2006.9522410en
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines influences on the increasing numbers of those with one Pakeha parent and one Samoan parent in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is based on a small, qualitative study and utilises a narrative approach. It describes selected influences at macro, meso, and micro levels of social structure as a framework for examining how this population view themselves and construct their identities. At the macro level, post‐colonial dynamics of requiring “authenticity” from minority groups is explored, as it demands high standards of legitimacy from those of both Samoan and Pakeha ancestry. Essentialist and one drop rule theories of ethnic identity tend to classify this population as belonging solely to the Samoan category. At the meso level, these people as children are uncritically treated as if they are only Samoan. At the micro level, the influences of their nuclear and extended families tended to encourage a Samoan identity in most participants. There was a marked variation in the ways the participants interpreted their lives, despite some similarities of experience.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofKotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Onlineen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectethnic identityen_NZ
dc.subjectAotearoa/New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectmultiple ethnicitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectmixed parentageen_NZ
dc.titlePavlova and pineapple pie: Selected identity influences on Samoan‐Pakeha people in Aotearoa/New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender and Social Worken_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statement© The Royal Society of New Zealand 2006en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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