Ka'ili reiterates the crucial and redressing role of methods and theoretical contributions by indigenous research(ers) through talk, language, and co-production of knowledge with fieldwork participants, all while negotiating that which he is exploring: the co-production of social space.
—Ping-Ann Addo, author of Creating a Nation with Cloth
A penetrating study of how Tongans conceptualize and enact tauhi vā
, the maintenance of positive social relationships. This outstanding book will be of interest to readers of cultural anthropology, indigenous studies, and Pacific studies.
—Susan U. Philips, Professor Emerita, University of Arizona