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Making sense of Micronesia : the logic of Pacific island culture

Author: Francis X Hezel
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of essays based on the experiences of the author's 40 years in Micronesia. 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 embarrass themselves? What does a smile mean to an islander? What might a sudden lapse into silence signify? Making Sense of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis X Hezel
ISBN: 9780824836610 0824836618
OCLC Number: 802103163
Description: xii, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The personal touch --
Forging an identity --
The limits of the individual --
The place of wealth --
The uses of information --
Deciphering the unspoken --
Showing respect --
The matter of sex --
The real power of women --
Love and its expression --
Coping with conflict --
Handling uncertainty and loss.
Responsibility: Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

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This is a collection of essays based on the experiences of the authors 40 years in Micronesia. The book covers subjects that are of particular interests to people whose upbringing and educational  Read more...

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