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The Typhoon of War: Micronesian Experiences of the Pacific War (review)

The Typhoon of War: Micronesian Experiences of the Pacific War (review) book reviews The Typhoon of War: Micronesian Experiences of the Pacific War, by Lin Poyer, Suzanne Falgout, and Laurence Marshall Carucci. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2001. isbn 0­8248­2168 ­8, xiii + 493 pages, maps, photographs, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. u s$54. Featuring a rich array of Micronesian voices, anthropologists Lin Poyer, Suzanne Falgout, and Laurence Carucci offer readers a fine historical resource that testifies to the resilience and agency of diverse Islanders in challenging times. Typhoon of War culminates from more than three hundred interviews conducted by the authors in the early 1990s in Chuuk, Kosrae, the Marshall Islands, Pohnpei, and Yap in an oral history project funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The use of individual memories and experiences, as well as collective community songs and dances, significantly enriches knowledge of the Second World War from the eloquent and poignant perspectives of those Islanders who directly suffered its consequences, but who are typically unrepresented in the plethora of military histories of Micronesia in World War II. Although the broad spatial focus is on the entire Micronesian region, the authors devote most of their attention to those islands on which they conducted their interviews. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Typhoon of War: Micronesian Experiences of the Pacific War (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 14 (1) – Jan 1, 2002

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book reviews The Typhoon of War: Micronesian Experiences of the Pacific War, by Lin Poyer, Suzanne Falgout, and Laurence Marshall Carucci. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2001. isbn 0­8248­2168 ­8, xiii + 493 pages, maps, photographs, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. u s$54. Featuring a rich array of Micronesian voices, anthropologists Lin Poyer, Suzanne Falgout, and Laurence Carucci offer readers a fine historical resource that testifies to the resilience and agency of diverse Islanders in challenging times. Typhoon of War culminates from more than three hundred interviews conducted by the authors in the early 1990s in Chuuk, Kosrae, the Marshall Islands, Pohnpei, and Yap in an oral history project funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The use of individual memories and experiences, as well as collective community songs and dances, significantly enriches knowledge of the Second World War from the eloquent and poignant perspectives of those Islanders who directly suffered its consequences, but who are typically unrepresented in the plethora of military histories of Micronesia in World War II. Although the broad spatial focus is on the entire Micronesian region, the authors devote most of their attention to those islands on which they conducted their interviews.

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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