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Stories from the Marshall Islands: Bwebwenato Jan Aelon Kein (review)

Stories from the Marshall Islands: Bwebwenato Jan Aelon Kein (review) 216 the contemporary pacific • spring 2003 custom and heart inform each other in create the life-worlds of the people Ambonwari psychological conceptual- they study. ization. Furthermore, it allows kay to joel robbins bind different kinds of time (ancestral, University of California, San Diego historical, personal) into a workable whole that provides the context of *** Ambonwari lives. Stories from the Marshall Islands: Telban lays out this careful analysis Bwebwenato Jän Aelön ¯ Kein, of kay primarily in the early parts of by Jack A Tobin. pal i Language the book (though he returns to his Texts: Micronesia. Honolulu: analysis and enriches it in almost University of Hawai‘i Press, 2002. every chapter). He then links kay to isbn cloth, 0–8248–2545–4; paper, two other concepts: that of path or 0–8248–2019–3; xiii + 405 pages, marriage (konggong) and that of maps, appendixes, notes, bibliogra- speech, story, or myth (mariawk). phy, index. Written in English and With these three concepts as a base, Marshallese. Cloth, us$55.00, he offers accounts of clanship, naming paper, us$19.95. systems, kinship, marriage, mythology, and religion. All of these discussions Narratives can make or break a peo- are marked both by their attention to ple. At stake are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Stories from the Marshall Islands: Bwebwenato Jan Aelon Kein (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 15 (1) – Feb 10, 2003

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Abstract

216 the contemporary pacific • spring 2003 custom and heart inform each other in create the life-worlds of the people Ambonwari psychological conceptual- they study. ization. Furthermore, it allows kay to joel robbins bind different kinds of time (ancestral, University of California, San Diego historical, personal) into a workable whole that provides the context of *** Ambonwari lives. Stories from the Marshall Islands: Telban lays out this careful analysis Bwebwenato Jän Aelön ¯ Kein, of kay primarily in the early parts of by Jack A Tobin. pal i Language the book (though he returns to his Texts: Micronesia. Honolulu: analysis and enriches it in almost University of Hawai‘i Press, 2002. every chapter). He then links kay to isbn cloth, 0–8248–2545–4; paper, two other concepts: that of path or 0–8248–2019–3; xiii + 405 pages, marriage (konggong) and that of maps, appendixes, notes, bibliogra- speech, story, or myth (mariawk). phy, index. Written in English and With these three concepts as a base, Marshallese. Cloth, us$55.00, he offers accounts of clanship, naming paper, us$19.95. systems, kinship, marriage, mythology, and religion. All of these discussions Narratives can make or break a peo- are marked both by their attention to ple. At stake are

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