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Trinidad: Ethnic Religion

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Trinidad had a long history of indigenous and European settlement even before African slaves were brought in. When the Indians joined this complex island culture, they were quickly given their own ... More


Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture

Francis X. S.J. Hezel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836610
eISBN:
9780824870652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836610.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why are islanders so lavishly generous with food and material possessions but so guarded with information? Why do these people, unfailingly polite for the most part, laugh openly when others ... More


Legendary Chamorro Strength: Skeletal Embodiment and the Boundaries of Interpretation

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter is about a prehistoric Chamorro man from the island of Tinian whose osteobiography suggests that he was a stone worker-one of the elite masons who constructed the huge latte stone sets ... More


The Smallest Polynesian Island (Kolombangara and Anuta, 1971)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter recounts expeditions made to two distant parts of the Solomon Islands. This journey had two main goals: to seek out sites containing a distinctive kind of pottery called “Lapita,” and to ... More


Francophone Island Cultures: Comparing Discourses of Identity in ‘Is-land’ Literatures

Pascale De Souza

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The contribution of island cultures to postcolonial debate has received little attention from scholars. While Caribbean literature and authors have generated much interest, literature from the ... More


Cultural Change in Oceania: Remembering the Historical Questions

Peter Hempenstall

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the myriad cases presented during the symposium “Changing Contexts—Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania”, sponsored by the Honolulu Academy of ... More


Dispatch from an Imaginary Island

Sydney Hutchinson

in Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226405322
eISBN:
9780226405636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405636.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is framed by a discussion of the video for Dominican-American artist Maluca’s moombahton single “Lola (Ging Danga),” which creates connections between gender noncompliance, the New York ... More


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