Marsa A Dodson

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Practising Tamariki 'Āngai: Mangaia's informal island adoption

This interdisciplinary ethnography seeks to make a contribution to the practice of a centuries-old social custom, 'tamariki 'āngai' or 'informal island adoption,' as practised by the Mangaian Cook Islanders. Tamariki 'āngai refers to both the tradition of nurturing or 'feeding' children and the fostered children...