MicSem Special Features

MicSem By Category: SOCIAL ISSUES

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Can We Talk, Mom?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 FAMILY CHANGE SOCIAL ISSUES

Youth Today: How Can We Help?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 RELIGION SOCIAL ISSUES

Reflections on Anger

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 CULTURAL SOCIAL ISSUES

Too High

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 ALCOHOL & DRUGS SOCIAL ISSUES

Ready for What?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 ENVIRONMENT SOCIAL ISSUES

You Are Not Alone

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 JUSTICE & LAW SOCIAL ISSUES

Ashes To Ashes

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 HEALTH SOCIAL ISSUES

Chasing the Dream

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 HEALTH SOCIAL ISSUES

Micronesian Counselors

Effects of Modernization on Three Areas of Island Life

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Modernization poses difficult choices for people, especially regarding gender equality, fairness to those outside the family, and balance of concern between the household and the extended family.

October 21, 1991 CULTURAL SOCIAL ISSUES

Child Abuse and Neglect in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Report on a study of child abuse and neglect in Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap and Palau.

October 21, 1991 SOCIAL ISSUES

Chuuk's Violence: Then and Now

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The pattern of homicide in Chuuk has changed over a century: today more of the violence is done against family members.

October 21, 1991 SOCIAL ISSUES

Culture in Crisis: Trends in the Pacific Today

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Review of problem areas in the Pacific resulting from social change.

October 21, 1993 CULTURAL SOCIAL ISSUES

Kokan: Youthful Female Runaways in the Marshalls

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Report on a study of young Marshallese women who left their families to become prostitutes.

October 21, 1992 SOCIAL ISSUES

Neglect, Physical Abuse, and Sexual Molestation in Palau

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Report on a study of physical and sexual abuse in Palauan families.

October 21, 1992 SOCIAL ISSUES

Youth Drinking in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The rise of alcohol use among the young and its effects on society

Youth Drinking in MicronesiaOctober 21, 1992 ALCOHOL & DRUGS SOCIAL ISSUES

Social Isolation, Cultural Competence, and Disability in the Carolines

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

How physical disability is understood and dealt with in the islands.

October 21, 1994 CULTURAL HEALTH SOCIAL ISSUES

Drugs in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Selection of articles on marijuana in Chuuk, gas sniffing in Chuuk, and ice use in CNMI.

June 1991 (MC #03)October 21, 1996 ALCOHOL & DRUGS SOCIAL ISSUES

Anthropology's Contribution to Social Problems Research in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Anthropologists’ attempts to situate social problems in the context of cultural change.

October 21, 1995 SOCIAL ISSUES

A Leap Into the Unknown

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Reviews the problems that Micronesian emigrants face when moving to the US for jobs and education.

October 21, 2020 MIGRATION SOCIAL ISSUES

The Silent Cry For Help: Spouse Abuse in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Description of the extent of wife-beating today and how cultural changes have given rise to it.

October 21, 2020 SOCIAL ISSUES

Too Young To Be Mothers

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

A study of teenage pregnancy throughout Micronesia.

October 21, 2020 SOCIAL ISSUES

How Tough Was Your Dad?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Explores the change in family dynamics and its impact on the growing suicide rate in the islands.

October 21, 2020 FAMILY CHANGE SOCIAL ISSUES

The Cult of the Individual

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

As in America, the individual is being liberated from kin and community in Micronesia.

October 21, 2020 SOCIAL ISSUES

Homosexuality in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

A frank discussion of the problems faced by gays and lesbians in the islands.

October 21, 2020 SOCIAL ISSUES

Spiritual Abuse

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

A clergyman reports on how church leaders can take advantage of their flock.

October 21, 2020 RELIGION SOCIAL ISSUES

Call to Arms: Micronesians in the Military

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

What is the strong appeal of the US military to island youth, and how do they fare when they join?

October 21, 2020 SOCIAL ISSUES

Micsem Discussion

Population Pressure and The Church's Response

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Does rapid population growth in Chuuk warrant a serious attempt to limit family size?

April 08, 1989 RELIGION SOCIAL ISSUES

PUC: Friend or Enemy?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Discussion of a recent decision by Pohnpei Utilities Corporation to raise power and water rates.

January 24, 1996 GOVERNMENT SOCIAL ISSUES

Population Policy for FSM

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Discussion of the need for a population policy and the strong cultural forces against limiting family size.

October 18, 1995 GOVERNMENT SOCIAL ISSUES

Casino Gambling: Should it Be Allowed?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The pros and cons of legalizing casino gambling to stimulate development on Pohnpei.

September 06, 1995 GOVERNMENT SOCIAL ISSUES

Freedom of Information: Who Has a Right to What?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Freedom of press can provide important information to the public, but it can also do social damage in a Pacific society.

May 17, 1995 CULTURAL JUSTICE & LAW SOCIAL ISSUES

Domestic Violence in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

With the breakdown of social mechanisms that once protected women, new means of protecting them from harm will have to be found.

November 30, 1994 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT SOCIAL ISSUES

Women's Role in Micronesia: Then and Now

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Many of the traditional roles of women have eroded with modernization, raising the question of how adjustments can be made.

March 08, 1994 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT SOCIAL ISSUES

Books

Making Sense of Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Why are islanders so lavishly generous with food and material possessions but so guarded with information? Why do these people, unfailingly polite for the most part, laugh openly when others embarrass themselves? What does a smile mean to an islander? Making Sense of Micronesia is intended for westerners who find themselves in contact with Micronesians—as teachers, social workers, health-care providers, or simply as friends—and are puzzled by their island ways. It is for anyone struggling to make sense of cultural exchanges they don’t quite understand.

October 21, 2020 CULTURAL SOCIAL ISSUES

articles

Distribution of Spirit Possession and Trance in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Maps the history of spirit possession and trance throughout the region.

Pacific Studies. Vol. 19, No. 2, June 1996: 105-148. October 21, 1996 SOCIAL ISSUES

Possession and Trance in Chuuk

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Traces the evolution of spirit possession in Chuuk from planned to spontaneous, while showing the changes in how possession functions.

Isla. Vol. 3, No. 1, Rainy Season 1995: 73-104. October 21, 1995 SOCIAL ISSUES

Spirit Possession in Chuuk: A Socio-Cultural Interpretation

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Explains Chuukese spirit possession as a cultural strategy for dealing with family problems.

Journal of the Pacific Society, Vol 17, No 1 (June 1994), 1-10. October 21, 1992 SOCIAL ISSUES

The Effects of Modernization on Three Areas of Island Life

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Modernization imposes difficult choices, especially regarding gender equality, fairness to those outside the family, and balance of concern between the household and the extended family.

The Ethics of Development: The Pacific in the 21st Century, Edited by Susan Stratigos and Philip Hughes, Port Moresby: UPNG Press, 1987: 60-74. Also published in: Journal of the Pacific Society, No. 34, April 1987: 10-20; No. 54, April 1992: 39-47. October 21, 1987 SOCIAL ISSUES

The Anthropologist and Social Problems in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The articles lists six major social problems that could profitably be researched by anthropologists.

Unpublished. 1978. October 21, 1978 SOCIAL ISSUES

American Anthropology's Contribution to Social Problems Research in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Review of the contribution of American anthropologists to research on social problems in Micronesia.

American Anthropology in Micronesia, by Kiste & Marshall, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1999: 301-326. October 21, 1999 SOCIAL ISSUES