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Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall Islands by Joseph H Genz (review)

Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall Islands... book and media reviews 289 Utting, suggests, “By regarding the Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from surface of the skin as an interface Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea between sailor and Islander that in the Marshall Islands, by Joseph H allowed or sanctioned integration Genz. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i into island life, an analysis of the skin Press, 2018. isbn cloth 978-0-8248- encourages a deeper understanding 6791-1; isbn paper 978-0-8248-6790- of sailor / Islander relations in early 4; 241 pages, illustrations, figures, contact Tahiti” (123). notes, glossary, bibliography, index. Although this work explicitly Cloth, us$68.00; paper, us$28.00. endeavors to uplift “Pacific Islander views, tales and writings,” its success In Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from in doing so is limited (13). In terms of Nuclear Refugees to People of the the broader scholarship concerning Sea in the Marshall Islands, Joseph Tahiti, this anthology shows that there Genz gives a firsthand account of the is still persistent focus on European journeys of Captain Korent Joel and, experiences and explorers and on later, Alson Kelen as they ventured to Pacific Islands as experienced through restore wave piloting, the traditional outsider perspectives. Furthermore, navigation system of Rongelap in the the chapters do http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall Islands by Joseph H Genz (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 32 (1) – Apr 1, 2020

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book and media reviews 289 Utting, suggests, “By regarding the Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from surface of the skin as an interface Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea between sailor and Islander that in the Marshall Islands, by Joseph H allowed or sanctioned integration Genz. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i into island life, an analysis of the skin Press, 2018. isbn cloth 978-0-8248- encourages a deeper understanding 6791-1; isbn paper 978-0-8248-6790- of sailor / Islander relations in early 4; 241 pages, illustrations, figures, contact Tahiti” (123). notes, glossary, bibliography, index. Although this work explicitly Cloth, us$68.00; paper, us$28.00. endeavors to uplift “Pacific Islander views, tales and writings,” its success In Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from in doing so is limited (13). In terms of Nuclear Refugees to People of the the broader scholarship concerning Sea in the Marshall Islands, Joseph Tahiti, this anthology shows that there Genz gives a firsthand account of the is still persistent focus on European journeys of Captain Korent Joel and, experiences and explorers and on later, Alson Kelen as they ventured to Pacific Islands as experienced through restore wave piloting, the traditional outsider perspectives. Furthermore, navigation system of Rongelap in the the chapters do

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 1, 2020

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