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Author Petersen, Glenn.

Title Traditional Micronesian societies : adaptation, integration, and political organization / Glenn Petersen
Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 278 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : a perspective on traditional Micronesian life -- Micronesia and Micronesians -- The prehistory of Micronesian societies -- Descent and descent groups -- Household and family, land and labor -- Chieftainship and government -- Politics and leadership -- Aesthetics, beliefs, values, and behavior -- Some exceptions to the pan-Micronesian patterns -- Epilogue : traditional Micronesian societies and modern Micronesian history
Summary Explores the extraordinary successes of the ancient voyaging peoples who first settled the Central Pacific islands some 2000 years ago. To describe and explain Micronesian societies, this book presents an overview of the region. It also considers scholarly debate about whether Micronesia actually exists as a genuine and meaningful region
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-268) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chiefdoms -- Micronesia.
Clans -- Micronesia.
Ethnology -- Micronesia.
Matrilineal kinship -- Micronesia.
Social networks -- Micronesia.
Micronesia -- History.
Micronesia -- Politics and government.
Micronesia -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824832485 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
0824865286 (electronic bk.)
1441619925 (electronic bk.)
9780824832483 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
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