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.
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