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Inclusiveness and ASAO Membership Categories

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Title:Inclusiveness and ASAO Membership Categories
Authors:Flinn, Juliana
Keywords:Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania
LC Subject Headings:Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania
Date Issued:May 2021
Publisher:Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania
Citation:Flinn, Juliana. 2021. Inclusiveness and ASAO Membership Categories. ASAO Histories Paper 6. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, May. http://hdl.handle.net/10524/63967
Series:ASAO Histories Papers;6
Abstract:When the author first encountered the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO) as a graduate student in 1982, she had a sense that new people were embraced and that status differences were minimally visible. Furthermore, since that time the organization has grown to include and welcome people other than anthropologists and other than scholars, and innovative types of sessions have been allowed at the meetings. Pacific Island scholars have been encouraged to participate, and the number of international members has grown. Nonetheless, there has been tension over the years regarding inclusiveness, especially with regard to categories of membership and the rights accorded various types of members. As the association has grown, voting rights have expanded from the relatively small category of Fellow to all individual members.
Pages/Duration:13 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10524/63967
Rights:Copyright is owned by the author. This paper has been made available online for research purposes, with the permission of the author. Further reproduction, outside fair-use conventions, is prohibited without prior permission of the author.
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