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Marshall Islands Legends and Stories (review)

Marshall Islands Legends and Stories (review) 252 the contemporary pacific • 17:1 (2005) Charles R de Burlo suggests that Marshall Islands Legends and Stories, indigenous tourism on Tanna has collected and edited by Daniel A potential for cultural disruption, but Klein II. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2003. that in fact it has tended to sustain the isbn 1-57306-140-9, xviii + 252 indigenous social order by enhancing pages, figures, photographs, glossary the status of traditional big men who and pronunciation. Cloth, us $22.95. have the “knowledge” to give to tour- ists (77). Thus community-based In Marshall Islands: Legends and tourism is described as being more a Stories, Daniel A Klein presents fifty “moral ecology” about social relations tales from nineteen storytellers. They rather than a demonstration of the range from Koju Alfred’s humorous adoption of economic rationality (78). tale of an Ailuk man who loses his Although the Whitsunday Islands, pants while trying to capture a turtle, part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, to Iban Edwin’s classic story of the are not usually considered part of the abused chiefly offspring Inedrel on “Pacific Islands,” the study of a his- Ebon. The focus is on sacred legends tory of tourism there does evoke known throughout most of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Marshall Islands Legends and Stories (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 17 (1) – Jan 27, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2005 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

252 the contemporary pacific • 17:1 (2005) Charles R de Burlo suggests that Marshall Islands Legends and Stories, indigenous tourism on Tanna has collected and edited by Daniel A potential for cultural disruption, but Klein II. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2003. that in fact it has tended to sustain the isbn 1-57306-140-9, xviii + 252 indigenous social order by enhancing pages, figures, photographs, glossary the status of traditional big men who and pronunciation. Cloth, us $22.95. have the “knowledge” to give to tour- ists (77). Thus community-based In Marshall Islands: Legends and tourism is described as being more a Stories, Daniel A Klein presents fifty “moral ecology” about social relations tales from nineteen storytellers. They rather than a demonstration of the range from Koju Alfred’s humorous adoption of economic rationality (78). tale of an Ailuk man who loses his Although the Whitsunday Islands, pants while trying to capture a turtle, part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, to Iban Edwin’s classic story of the are not usually considered part of the abused chiefly offspring Inedrel on “Pacific Islands,” the study of a his- Ebon. The focus is on sacred legends tory of tourism there does evoke known throughout most of the

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Published: Jan 27, 2005

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