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Making Sense of MicronesiaThe Logic of Pacific Island Culture$
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Francis X. S.J. Hezel

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824836610

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824836610.001.0001

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Making Sense of Micronesia
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Francis X. Hezel

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836610.003.0014

This book has explained the logic to Micronesian culture and the way in which islanders think about subjects such as wealth, information, sex, respect, love, uncertainty, and loss. Along the way it has highlighted some of the differences between islander attitudes and conventional western thinking. In conclusion, the book discusses the so-called peaks in the cultural landscape, which represent what could be seen as the most prominent cultural features in island society: personalization, group identity, and collaboration. It also considers some of the main areas where Micronesian worldview clashes with that of the western world, including those relating to personal responsibility, kin group, individual rights, social order, feminism, and expression of personal opinion.

Keywords:   personalization, Micronesian culture, cultural landscape, group identity, collaboration, Micronesia, personal responsibility, individual rights, social order, feminism

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