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Making sense of Micronesia : the logic of Pacific island culture

Author: Francis X Hezel
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2013.
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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? These questions are common in encounters with an unfamiliar Pacific Island culture. Making Sense of Micronesia is  Read more...
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Hezel, Francis X.
Making sense of Micronesia.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012028879
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis X Hezel
ISBN: 9780824837815 0824837819 9780824870652 0824870654
OCLC Number: 853312144
Description: 1 online resource (182 pages)
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, SJ.
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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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Making Sense of Micronesia sensitively and vividly depicts the cultures of Micronesia for readers unfamiliar with the region and its inhabitants. Drawing on more than four decades of personal Read more...

 
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