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An Historical Perspective of Helping Practices Associated with Birth, Marriage and Death Among Chamorros in Guam (review)

An Historical Perspective of Helping Practices Associated with Birth, Marriage and Death Among... 496 the contemporary pacific fall 2002 This was a nice honor of course, but returned to her home in Guam to also meant a substantial financial study the changes in traditional forms obligation on the part of the pattera, of reciprocity that have occurred as a who was expected to reciprocate with consequence of rapid westernization. gifts throughout the life of the child. She considers this research the sequel This video manages to accomplish to Thompson’s book , Guam and Its something few documentaries have People, published in 1947. done, and that is to present equal The study of gift exchange and parts data and passion. It effectively reciprocal behavior in Oceania has its conveys the spirit of pattera while own tradition, with numerous exam - instructing about the social and politi- ples in Micronesia demonstrating how cal context within which they prac- these adapt to ever- changing social ticed. One is left wishing there were and political contexts. Guam has more documentaries made along the experienced waves of colonizers begin- same lines, but about other occupa- n i n g in the 1500s and although many tional groups, such as healers, fishers, C h a m o rro http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

An Historical Perspective of Helping Practices Associated with Birth, Marriage and Death Among Chamorros in Guam (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 14 (2) – Jul 1, 2002

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Abstract

496 the contemporary pacific fall 2002 This was a nice honor of course, but returned to her home in Guam to also meant a substantial financial study the changes in traditional forms obligation on the part of the pattera, of reciprocity that have occurred as a who was expected to reciprocate with consequence of rapid westernization. gifts throughout the life of the child. She considers this research the sequel This video manages to accomplish to Thompson’s book , Guam and Its something few documentaries have People, published in 1947. done, and that is to present equal The study of gift exchange and parts data and passion. It effectively reciprocal behavior in Oceania has its conveys the spirit of pattera while own tradition, with numerous exam - instructing about the social and politi- ples in Micronesia demonstrating how cal context within which they prac- these adapt to ever- changing social ticed. One is left wishing there were and political contexts. Guam has more documentaries made along the experienced waves of colonizers begin- same lines, but about other occupa- n i n g in the 1500s and although many tional groups, such as healers, fishers, C h a m o rro

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2002

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