The Socio-Cultural Meaning of ‘Night Life’ to Samoan Women in Auckland: Observed Variations in Females’ Behaviour on the Dancefloor Across Euro-American and Polynesian Cultures

By Karin Menon and Tafa Mulitalo.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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While European women seem concerned about individual appearance on the dance floor, Samoan women use the dance floor as a place of interaction and unification

Keywords: Samoan Women - New Zealand, Night Life, Dance, Euro-American Culture, Polynesian Culture

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.29-40. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 863.015KB).

Karin Menon

Karin is a lecturer at Massey University, School of psychology, and Business studies Karin’s interest in cultural research is born out of her of German/Canadian nationality, extensive travels, and life in a multi-cultural community. She has completed her education in child and adolescent psychology and teaching in Germany, and her BA/BA Hons/Masters in Business Psychology/Social Psychology. Karin has some years experience in teaching and counselling socially disadvantaged children and parents. She is currently completing her PhD on Samoan women’s adjustment in New Zealand. She works closely with Tafa Mulitalo of Samoan nationality. They are writing articles, engaging in community education, and researching Samoan and Polynesian cultural needs.

Mr Tafa Mulitalo

Tafa’s research includes Samoan migrants, rituals and ceremonies, social policies and Samoan community. He is a lecturer in Social Work with extensive practical experience and community ties, and an author


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