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Football and Fa’a Samoa

Football and Fa’a Samoa

Presented by Dr. Lisa Uperesa, University of Hawaii

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 | 4:00 P.M.
JOHN E. JACQUA ACADEMIC CENTER
imagesJACQUA 101 – HARRINGTON AUDITORIUM
1615 EAST 13TH AVENUE
Free Admission
Seating is Limited

 

 

Dr. Lisa Uperesa is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Sociology at the University of Hawaii. She is completing a manuscript on Samoan migration and mobility in American football, tentatively titled Fabled Futures and Gridiron Dreams.

Observers have wondered at the role of culture in the participation and success of Samoans (and increasingly other Pacific Island groups) in American Football. This talk examines how culture is woven into what is often seen as the ‘culturefree’ realm of sport, and how sport in turns get woven into cultural practice in new ways.


	


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