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Landscape of Peace

Mechanisms of Social Control on Lamotrek Atoll, Micronesia

  • Kerstin J. S. Werle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kerstin J. S. Werle
    Pages 1-15
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
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      Pages 21-27
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  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
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  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
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  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-235

About this book

Introduction

Kerstin Werle’s work is based upon a year of fieldwork on Lamotrek and Yap, belonging to a group of islands with a matrilineal culture. Although a trend to the lifestyle of the Western world can be found everywhere on the islands, traditional customs, a gendered division of labour, and subsistence techniques prevail. Kerstin Werle carried out her research according to classical anthropological methods, supplementing the available specialist literature on the widespread Micronesian atolls with a valuable overview. Her book shows how the ideal of an old and wise woman, contained in the cultural symbol lavalava, is faced with a young society. Due to the extremely limited space on the small atolls, individual plots of land have become historically, culturally, and emotionally significant places, all of which have been ascribed their own individual character. With the help of these personalized places, people on Lamotrek pursue local politics.

Contents

  • Womens’ Power, Gender Roles and Pictures of Ageing
  • The Anthropology of Landscape in Fieldwork Settings
  • Emotions as Expression of Cultural Norms
  • Culture as a Process of Collective Localisation

Target Groups

  • Lecturers and students in Sociology, Psychology, Micronesian Studies, Cultural Anthropology
  • Journalists, media experts, social politicians, development workers, teachers

The Author

Kerstin Werle has studied sociology and cultural anthropology with a focus on India and Micronesia. Currently, she is living in Breisach and working as a freelance writer.

Keywords

Amerikanisierung Katholizismus Landrechte Lavalava Mikronesien

Authors and affiliations

  • Kerstin J. S. Werle
    • 1
  1. 1.HeidelbergGermany

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