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Mary, the Devil, and TaroCatholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society$
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Juliana Flinn

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780824833749

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.001.0001

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Church Activities

Church Activities

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(p.113) Chapter 6 Church Activities
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Mary, the Devil, and Taro
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Juliana Flinn

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0006

This chapter takes a closer look at the activities of women associated with the church and the role of these activities and the church in everyday life. It also examines issues raised at a church-sponsored workshop on roles of women. This workshop was both a very public and prolonged opportunity for women to express themselves, an opportunity that is lacking in the other domains. Women not only told stories and performed skits they had designed, but also presented formal speeches to the entire community and asserted views about appropriate behavior and roles for women in the community. Much of what they had to say reinforced roles of women in the domain of tradition—especially their roles as mediators and as advisers. Catholicism reinforces these roles but has also expanded the arenas in which these roles are to be played, thus both strengthening and extending opportunities for women to have influence.

Keywords:   Catholics, Catholicism, Pollapese women, Pollap, female roles, church associations

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