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dc.contributor.authorOlliver-Richardson, Yumiko Ann
dc.description.abstractWhile Issei (first) and Nisei (second) generations of Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA) in Hawai'i have been well documented, limited literature exists in relation to non-Issei women, and the Sansei (third) generation. Based on six months of fieldwork in Hawai'i and, in-depth interviews and personal inventories of thirty Sansei women, this dissertation primarily provides an ethnographic investigation into the diversity and complexity of what it means to be a Sansei woman in Hawai'i, focusing on themes identified by Sansei women - of the past, values and social relationships. Drawing on these themes, this dissertation explores how they relate to a 'sense of belonging' in Hawai'i. It also considers the significance and politics of Local identity and the consequences of emphasising the existing historical stereotypes and narratives for Sansei women, AJA and Locals in Hawai'ien_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectJapanese American womenen_US
dc.subjectEthnic identityen_US
dc.subjectCultural assimilationen_US
dc.subjectSocial life and customsen_US
dc.subjectSocial conditionsen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::370000 Studies in Human Society::370300 Anthropology::370302 Social and cultural anthropologyen_US
dc.titleA sense of belonging : local Sansei women's experiences in Hawai'i : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Social Anthropology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US Anthropologyen_US Universityen_US of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US

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