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People and Cultures of Hawai'iThe Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity$
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John F. McDermott and Naleen Naupaka Andrade

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835804

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.001.0001

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The Micronesians

The Micronesians

(p.295) Chapter 15 The Micronesians
People and Cultures of Hawai'i

Neal Palafox

Sheldon Riklon

Sekap Esah

Davis Rehuher

William Swain

Kristina Stege

Dale Naholowaa

Allen Hixon

Kino Ruben

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter focuses on the Marshallese and the Chuukese—the largest of the eight U.S.-associated Micronesian subgroups—as they have had significant social, economic, health, and political impact on Hawaiʻi. The last seventy-five years of colonization, westernization, and globalization in Chuuk and the Marshall Islands has had a dynamic effect on their traditional family and social structure. Many Chuukese and Marshallese who have lived through a changing family and social structure in their home islands have recently moved to Hawaiʻi and the U.S. continent. They are again faced with further adjustments to new family and social structures and are evolving a new ethnocultural identity.

Keywords:   Marshallese immigrants, Chuukese immigrants, Micronesian immigrants, Chuuk, Marshall islands, Micronesian family and social structures, colonization, westernization, globalization

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