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A Social History of Youth in Samoa

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The problems faced by young people in developing countries are massive and widespread; and have been largely unaddressed. One reason for the neglect is that their roots run deep into the history of the power structures of many modern nations affected by colonialism. In this paper, I trace the roots of these problems in the Samoas to the Western colonial practices that culturally disenfranchised young Samoans. The problems to which I refer are framed by the great debate over Margaret Mead's seminal study of youth in American Samoa by Derek Freeman, who took exception to her characterization of Samoans and various facets of Samoan society. Here I present elements of a social historical analysis that led me to document the roots of the problems experienced by the young people of the modern Samoas.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Sociology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada


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