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"A major, unique, and useful contribution to the understanding of regional ethnography in general and of Micronesia in particular. Kudos." --The Contemporary Pacific, Fall 2000 "Unique. For no other part of the world has the anthropological endeavour been so resolutely, comprehensively and even self-critically compiled, in qualitative and quantitative terms." --Australian Journal of Anthropology 12 (2001)"Clearly a significant contribution to the history of our discipline." --George W. Stocking, Jr., University of Chicago "The best compendium of its type I have ever encountered. That it is also beautifully produced helps; but mostly it's the conceptual framework and the high quality of each of the chapters and even many tidbits at the end." --Melford E. Spiro, University of California, San Diego "Despite the diversity of contributions, reflecting the perspectives of various subdisciplines of cultural anthropology, a number of recurring issues and themes emerge. These include a questioning of the notion of 'Micronesia', the tension between the postwar era of government-funded applied anthropology and the more recent period of pure research, and the degree to which American anthropological involvement in Micronesia influenced the US administration, Micronesia and Micronesians, and the wider discipline." --Journal of the Polynesian Society, September 2000 "I'm not an anthropologist ... [but] I was utterly fascinated by the historical background, thorough literature review and often painful self-reflection." --Pacific Affairs, Spring 2001

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Chapter One: Anthropology and Micronesia: The Context
  2. pp. 11-52
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  1. Chapter Two: Magellan’s Chroniclers? American Anthropology’s History in Micronesia
  2. pp. 53-80
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  1. Chapter Three: Cultural Ecology and Ecological Anthropology in Micronesia
  2. pp. 81-106
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  1. Chapter Four: “Partial Connections”: Kinship and Social Organization in Micronesia
  2. pp. 107-144
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  1. Chapter Five: Politics in Postwar Micronesia
  2. pp. 145-196
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  1. Chapter Six: Ethnicity and Identity in Micronesia
  2. pp. 197-224
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  1. Chapter Seven: Psychological Anthropology and Its Discontents: Science and Rhetoric in Postwar Micronesia
  2. pp. 225-254
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  1. Chapter Eight: Missed Opportunities: American Anthropological Studies of Micronesian Arts
  2. pp. 255-300
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  1. Chapter Nine: American Anthropology’s Contribution to Social Problems Research in Micronesia
  2. pp. 301-326
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  1. Chapter Ten: Staking Ground: Medical Anthropology, Health, and Medical Services in Micronesia
  2. pp. 327-360
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  1. Chapter Eleven: Anthropology and the Law in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
  2. pp. 361-386
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  1. Chapter Twelve: Ripples from a Micronesian Sea
  2. pp. 387-432
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  1. Chapter Thirteen: A Half Century in Retrospect
  2. pp. 433-468
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  1. Appendix 1. American Anthropologists in Micronesia Research Projects and Positions
  2. pp. 469-474
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  1. Appendix 2. Micronesia Anthropology Dissertations Accepted by US Universities, 1949–1997
  2. pp. 475-484
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  1. Appendix 3. The “Tiny Islands”: A Comparable Impact on the Larger Discipline?
  2. pp. 485-514
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  1. References
  2. pp. 515-610
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 611-612
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 613-624
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  1. Name Index
  2. pp. 625-628
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824861421
Related ISBN
9780824820176
MARC Record
OCLC
44955570
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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