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Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture by Francis X Hezel, sj (review)

Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture by Francis X Hezel, sj (review) book and media reviews 569 as Anulap, Luuk, and Olofat and the social context of Micronesia, the ancestral or patron goddesses such book’s twelve main chapters each as Inemes of the Chuuk Lagoon area, delve into and seek to illuminate one known as Inahs on Pohnpei, were key aspect of general Micronesian cul- very much a part of this movement ture that may seem at first glance to be and its history. mystifying to foreigners. After opening each chapter with a revealing vignette, david hanlon Hezel examines each theme from his University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa emergent understanding of the ways in which Micronesians think about each *** topic while also suggesting how the Making Sense of Micronesia: The underlying traditions have been chang- Logic of Pacific Island Culture, ing even as they endure. Although the by Francis X Hezel, sj. Honolulu: chapters build on each other, they can University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013. also be read as stand-alone sections isbn 978-0-8248-3661-0, xii + 182 focusing on and highlighting particu- pages, maps, suggested reading, index. lar themes. For instance, in the first Cloth, us$27.00. two chapters Hezel writes of the per- sistence of a personalized face to every Making Sense http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture by Francis X Hezel, sj (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 26 (2) – Sep 17, 2014

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

book and media reviews 569 as Anulap, Luuk, and Olofat and the social context of Micronesia, the ancestral or patron goddesses such book’s twelve main chapters each as Inemes of the Chuuk Lagoon area, delve into and seek to illuminate one known as Inahs on Pohnpei, were key aspect of general Micronesian cul- very much a part of this movement ture that may seem at first glance to be and its history. mystifying to foreigners. After opening each chapter with a revealing vignette, david hanlon Hezel examines each theme from his University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa emergent understanding of the ways in which Micronesians think about each *** topic while also suggesting how the Making Sense of Micronesia: The underlying traditions have been chang- Logic of Pacific Island Culture, ing even as they endure. Although the by Francis X Hezel, sj. Honolulu: chapters build on each other, they can University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013. also be read as stand-alone sections isbn 978-0-8248-3661-0, xii + 182 focusing on and highlighting particu- pages, maps, suggested reading, index. lar themes. For instance, in the first Cloth, us$27.00. two chapters Hezel writes of the per- sistence of a personalized face to every Making Sense

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 17, 2014

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