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Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Juliana Flinn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Catholicism, like most world religions, is patriarchal, and its official hierarchies and sacred works too often neglect the lived experiences of women. Looking beyond these texts, the book reveals ... More


Introduction

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to analyze a community in which women operate within a vernacular Catholicism and imagery of Mary that support opportunities for women to ... More


The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Pollap and an introduction to the imagery of Mary for the islanders. According to Catholic tradition, the Feast of the ... More


A Woman’s Place Is in the Garden

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes a closer look at the nature of women's work on Pollap and the prominence of their productive activities. The responsibilities of women on Pollap include cultivating and preparing ... More


Taro

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the various types of taro central to Pollap life, gardening practices associated with these major types, and symbolic uses associated with offerings of taro made in various ... More


Who’s in Charge and Are Any of Them Women?

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the roles of women in various domains, or institutions, perceived as governing Pollapese lives. Pollapese cite three domains that govern the lives: religion, tradition, and ... More


Honoring Mary

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the imagery of Mary herself and connections with Pollapese notions of motherhood. Mary serves as a model for women on Pollap, yet hers is not a model of simple meekness or ... More


Conclusion

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The concluding chapter examines the implications of Pollapese images of Mary and their notions of motherhood for women's ongoing productive roles, especially in comparison with Western notions and ... More


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