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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


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


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