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179 Index adoption, 45, 56, 150 affection, expression of, 50, 90–91, 127–128, 132–139 Africa, 26 alienation, 29–33, 46 American Samoa, 5 anonymity, 12, 17–21 authority, 5–8, 13, 18–20, 45, 88, 93–99, 116, 121–126, 142, 145 body language, 81, 86 breadfruit, 8–9, 50, 118–120, 153 bureaucracy, 19–21, 23 burial, 158–159 business, 20–21, 55–56, 59–60, 161–162 canoe, 9, 59, 72, 116, 119 cash economy, 6, 35–36, 46, 57–61, 96, 175 Central Carolines, 34, 102 chiefs, 7–8, 13, 17–19, 42, 52, 72, 90–93, 95–97, 125, 142, 149, 174 children, 27, 56–57, 75, 87–91, 101–102, 107, 120–121, 127–131, 168 Christianity, 5, 154, 156 church, 7, 52, 96 Chuuk, 1, 8, 9, 34–35, 44–45, 47, 50, 51, 53, 69–70, 75, 81, 89, 92–93, 102, 105, 117, 119–120, 154–155, 160 clan, 7, 26–27, 109, 173 clothing, 5, 9, 38, 109 “coconut wireless,” 64 communication, 66–67, 75–86 Compact of Free Association, 6–7 competition, 10, 51–52, 122 compliment, 75–76, 100–101, 128–131 conflict, 35–36, 60, 124, 140–144, 148–151, 156, 163, 167, 176 confrontation, 47, 64, 89, 142, 144, 167, 170 consensus, 47 counseling, 76–77, 104 dances, 24–25, 107 democracy, 6, 18, 42, 66, 69, 170 depression, 31, 38 disease, 7, 71, 154 economic development, 11–12, 36, 46, 170 180 Index economy, 5–7, 35–36, 56, 58–59 education, 5–6, 24–25, 39–40, 76–77, 93–94, 104, 121 elections, 6, 41–42 embarrassment, 51, 69, 85, 144, 162–163 emotional signals, 85 Enlightenment, 46 Europe, 28, 46, 110 family, 15, 24–40, 43–46, 48, 50, 53, 56, 58, 60, 72, 82, 97–99, 107–112, 128, 130–131, 149–150, 157–160, 167–168, 173; conflicts in, 16, 29–33, 41–42, 62–63, 76–77, 131, 147, 160; extended family, 13–14, 26–29, 34–36, 38, 41–42, 46, 56–61; names, 28; nuclear, 26, 35–36, 120, 131; respect in, 87–91, 100–104, 132–133, 141; woman’s role in, 116–120, 124, 126 feast, 8, 50–54, 84, 91–92, 95, 165 fishing, 5, 8, 34, 118–120, 153 food, 7–8, 38, 49–52, 54–55, 58, 63, 95, 102, 108, 114, 120, 148–149, 168; as symbol of love, 30, 50–51, 134 food cultivation, 33–34, 119 freedom of press, 65–70 funeral, 8, 53, 57, 98, 111, 119, 133–134, 148, 158–160 gender distinction, 89, 101–103, 118–126, 141, 168–169, 176 generosity, 30, 50–52, 54, 61 Germany, 5 government transparency, 66–70 greetings, 50 Guam, ix, 1, 5, 20, 22, 32, 66, 84, 114, 162 “herd mentality,” 25 history, 1–7, 71 impartiality, 19–20 individualism, 24–26, 37–48, 141, 174; emergence in the West, 45–47 Industrial Revolution, 46 information, 62–73, 153–156; sharing of, 72–73, 77, 80–82 introductions, 11–13, 15–16 irooj (paramount chief), 7, 97 Japan, 5–6 justice, 21–22, 45–47 Kiribati, 1 Kosrae, 1, 7, 105, 109 Kwajalein, 7 land, 33–36, 116, 149–151, 167–168, 170; inheritance of, 8, 34–35, 124; sale of, 35–36 laughter, 85, 161–163 League of Nations, 5, 6 lineage, 7–8, 26–29, 34–35, 59, 72, 116, 124–125, 149, 151, 173 love, 30, 32, 127–139, 154–155, 176; food as token of, 50–51 Majuro, 7 management, 19–21, 73 marriage, 27, 32, 106, 108–112, 130, 135–139, 168 Marshall Islands, 5, 6, 7, 13, 32, 66, 97, 119, 123 matrilineage, 8–10, 26–29, 116, 124, 131 media, 65–70, 103 Melanesia, 1 menstruation, 38, 102 Index181 “Micronesian borrowing,” 54 modernization, 10, 36, 46, 59, 91, 96–97, 116–117, 121–122, 126, 169–171 money, 30, 35–36, 51–52, 54–61. See also cash economy Nahniken (Pohnpeian chiefly title), 8 Nahnmwarki (Pohnpeian chiefly title), 8, 91–92 names, 16, 27–28; of land parcels, 33–34 Nauru, 1 navigation, 72 nicknames, 130 nightcrawling, 105, 108 ocheraol (Palauan housebuilding party), 59 Palau, 1, 5–6, 9–10, 25, 32, 42, 52, 59, 71, 107, 109, 119, 123, 125, 131, 149, 159 patrilineality, 9, 28 personalization, 11–17, 21–23, 166–167 Peterson, Glenn, 55 Philippines, 5, 40, 106 phone courtesy, 12, 23 Pohnpei, 1, 7–8, 13...