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The Resource The new shape of old island cultures : a half century of social change in Micronesia, Francis X. Hezel

The new shape of old island cultures : a half century of social change in Micronesia, Francis X. Hezel

Label
The new shape of old island cultures : a half century of social change in Micronesia
Title
The new shape of old island cultures
Title remainder
a half century of social change in Micronesia
Statement of responsibility
Francis X. Hezel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The years since World War II have brought unprecedented social change to Micronesia. Now, drawing on more than four decades of experience living and working in the region, Francis X. Hezel assesses the most striking changes to have swept over the islands in the past fifty years. His careful and comprehensive reading of Micronesian anthropology and history allows him to present insights into patterns of change touching the lives of not only Micronesians but people in other parts of the Pacific as well.The broad range of topics covered include family structure, land, gender roles, cultural treatment of life events (birth, marriage, death), sexuality, political authority, and demography and migration. Hezel argues that the primary engine of social change in Micronesia has been the dramatic shift from subsistence fishing and gardening to salaried employment in a cash economy. He makes the case that this fundamental change has fragmented the extended family, changed the way land is viewed, revolutionized gender roles, and paved the way for an ethics of individualism
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hezel, Francis X
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Micronesia
  • Micronesia
  • Changement social
  • Micronésie
  • Micronésie
  • Manners and customs
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Micronesia
  • Sociale verandering
  • Changement social
  • Micronésie
  • Micronésie
  • Alltagskultur
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Mikronesien
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
Label
The new shape of old island cultures : a half century of social change in Micronesia, Francis X. Hezel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Birth
  • 5. Marriage
  • 6. Death
  • 7. Sexuality
  • 8. Political Authority
  • 9. Population and Migration
  • Summing Up
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Family
  • 2. Land
  • 3. Gender Roles
Control code
ocn654898574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 198 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824843762
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225rwvs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654898574
Label
The new shape of old island cultures : a half century of social change in Micronesia, Francis X. Hezel
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Birth
  • 5. Marriage
  • 6. Death
  • 7. Sexuality
  • 8. Political Authority
  • 9. Population and Migration
  • Summing Up
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Family
  • 2. Land
  • 3. Gender Roles
Control code
ocn654898574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 198 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824843762
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225rwvs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654898574

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