Macmillan Brown lecture 1, 2007
The Globalisation of the Village. The consequences of the recent movements of people on the organisation of Pacific societies. Pacific societies were once considered somewhat remote and isolated: relatively few people came and went and the societies remained relatively untouched. Incoming people were embraced and incorporated. But the increasing volume and character of movement has rapidly changed that. Escalating emigration, immigration and constant movement links societies such as Samoa into a global village with all its consequences. This movement has also globalised the village and fundamentally transformed its character.