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Summoning the Powers Beyond: Traditional Religions in Micronesia

Jay Dobbin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832032
eISBN:
9780824870386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832032.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book collects and reconstructs the old religions of preindustrial Micronesia. It draws mostly from written sources from the turn of the nineteenth century and the period immediately after World ... More


Constituting a Nation

David Hanlon

in Making Micronesia: A Political Biography of Tosiwo Nakayama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838461
eISBN:
9780824868550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838461.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter looks at Tosiwo Nakayama's role in the creation of a constitution for a Micronesian government. Nakayama stood before the assembled delegates to the Micronesian Constitutional Convention ... More


Pasin Pasifik/Pasifik Way

Steven Winduo

in Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents Steven Winduo’s poem “Pasin Pasifik/Pasifik Way,” in which he calls all the peoples of the Pacific—Polynesians, Melanesians, and Micronesians—to come meet together as islanders ... More


Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Robert Tierney

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a study of the figures and tropes of “savagery” in Japanese colonial culture. Through an analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, the book ... More


The Place of Wealth

Francis X. Hezel

in Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836610
eISBN:
9780824870652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836610.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the attitudes of Micronesians regarding wealth. It first discusses Micronesian generosity and the importance of food in island culture. It shows that food gifts are a gesture of ... More


Introduction: A Perspective on Traditional Micronesian Life

Glenn Petersen

in Traditional Micronesian Societies: Adaptation, Integration, and Political Organization in the Central Pacific

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832483
eISBN:
9780824870140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832483.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the book’s focus, namely the peoples of Micronesia and ways in which they have lived their lives. The central point of this book, around which all the other ... More


The Micronesians

Neal Palafox, Sheldon Riklon, Sekap Esah, Davis Rehuher, William Swain, Kristina Stege, Dale Naholowaa, Allen Hixon, and Kino Ruben

in People and Cultures of Hawai'i: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835804
eISBN:
9780824868529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on the Marshallese and the Chuukese—the largest of the eight U.S.-associated Micronesian subgroups—as they have had significant social, economic, health, and political impact on ... More


Reconnecting Our Roots: Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Health-Care Policy for Micronesians in Hawai‘i

Joakim Peter, Wayne Chung Tanaka, and Aiko Yamashiro

in Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824869885
eISBN:
9780824877859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869885.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Cultural reciprocity, sharing, and trust between Native Hawaiians and Micronesians, which began in the 1970s, has flourished to this day, as most visibly illustrated with the continued voyaging of ... More


‘We Cannot Now Apply the Brakes’: Accelerated Decolonization: The Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1975–78

W. David McIntyre

in Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198702436
eISBN:
9780191772146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702436.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

The beginnings of self-government in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony. Growing tensions between the Micronesian Gilbertese and the Polynesian Ellice Islanders as the prospect of decolonization ... More


The Personal Touch

Francis X. Hezel

in Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836610
eISBN:
9780824870652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836610.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses one of the most basic themes in Micronesian culture: personalization. It describes life in a Micronesian island as the sum total of a series of interpersonal encounters with ... More


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