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Colonial Dis-Ease: US Navy Health Policies and the Chamorros of Guam, 1898-1941 (review)

Colonial Dis-Ease: US Navy Health Policies and the Chamorros of Guam, 1898-1941 (review) book and media reviews 451 tracts of land is in keeping with Colonial Dis-Ease: US Navy Health Aboriginal traditions of naming the Policies and the Chamorros of Guam, land, which are after all dynamic, 1898–1941, by Anne Perez Hattori. despite the fact that this is often not Pacific Islands Monograph Series 19. what judges, politicians, and industry Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i executives might expect. Press, 2004. isbn 0-8248-2808-9; Stylistically, these essays certainly xiv + 239 pages, tables, maps, photo- fall in the range of academic anthro- graphs, notes, bibliography, index. pology. For readers who are at home Cloth, us$45.00. with the technical literature on myth, social structure, and landscape, the Many aspects of Chamorro life could application of these topics to issues potentially be chosen to demonstrate of policy will be welcome. However, the complexities of their indigenous people seeking an overview of the negotiations of colonialism (and all its field may at times be lost in some of trappings) on Guam: education, poli- the technical terminology. As a result, tics, family, or even sports. The tricky this is not a volume for parliamen- part is laying bare how US colonial- tarians to read on the plane, or for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Colonial Dis-Ease: US Navy Health Policies and the Chamorros of Guam, 1898-1941 (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (2) – Jul 27, 2006

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book and media reviews 451 tracts of land is in keeping with Colonial Dis-Ease: US Navy Health Aboriginal traditions of naming the Policies and the Chamorros of Guam, land, which are after all dynamic, 1898–1941, by Anne Perez Hattori. despite the fact that this is often not Pacific Islands Monograph Series 19. what judges, politicians, and industry Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i executives might expect. Press, 2004. isbn 0-8248-2808-9; Stylistically, these essays certainly xiv + 239 pages, tables, maps, photo- fall in the range of academic anthro- graphs, notes, bibliography, index. pology. For readers who are at home Cloth, us$45.00. with the technical literature on myth, social structure, and landscape, the Many aspects of Chamorro life could application of these topics to issues potentially be chosen to demonstrate of policy will be welcome. However, the complexities of their indigenous people seeking an overview of the negotiations of colonialism (and all its field may at times be lost in some of trappings) on Guam: education, poli- the technical terminology. As a result, tics, family, or even sports. The tricky this is not a volume for parliamen- part is laying bare how US colonial- tarians to read on the plane, or for

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 27, 2006

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