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dc.contributor.authorKearney, Judith
dc.contributor.editorK. Taylor-Leech and D. Starks
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T03:33:40Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T03:33:40Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.isbn9781138852686
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315628875
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142244
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter, I focus on my own identity as a researcher working with a local Sāmoan community in Southeast Queensland. I describe how this identity was challenged when a local government agency referred to me, a White Australian, as an insider. I draw lessons from a journey in which I came to think of myself as an adopted insider. The author focuses on his own identity as a researcher working with a local Sāmoan community in Southeast Queensland. He describes how this identity was challenged when a local government agency referred to one's, a White Australian, as an insider. When one considers the circumstances of the Sāmoan diaspora in Australia, prospects for many are bleak. Community Elders from several Pacific Islander groups have voiced concerns at local public forums, where they warn of growing levels of homelessness and the increasing representation of Pacific Island youth within the youth justice and detention system. Queensland Health reported that the Sāmoan-born population in Queensland has poorer health outcomes and higher mortality rates than the general population. This government department identified significant health issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and reported that conditions associated with diabetes complications were seven to eight times more prevalent for those with Sāmoan heritage.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317242345/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315628875-16
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleDoing Research within Communities
dc.relation.ispartofchapter16
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom142
dc.relation.ispartofpageto150
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMigrant Cultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200208
dc.titleBecoming an adopted insider: A researcher's journey
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKearney, Judith F.


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