MicSem Special Features

MicSem By Category: CULTURAL

Video Listings

Voices of Pohnpei (Part 2)

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 CULTURAL HISTORY

Voices of Pohnpei (Part I)

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 CULTURAL HISTORY

When Spirits Roamed

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 CULTURAL RELIGION

Mind Your Own Business

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 BUSINESS CULTURAL

Take Me to Your Island

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 BUSINESS CULTURAL

Reflections on Anger

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 CULTURAL SOCIAL ISSUES

Island Government: Making it Work

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT

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.

November 28, 1991 CULTURAL SOCIAL ISSUES

Spirit Possession in Chuuk: Socio-Cultural Interpretation

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Summary of research done on the ways in which spirit possession is used as a means of dealing with family problems.

November 28, 1993 CULTURAL

Culture in Crisis: Trends in the Pacific Today

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

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

November 28, 1993 CULTURAL 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.

November 28, 1994 CULTURAL HEALTH SOCIAL ISSUES

Land Issues in Chuuk

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Report from a two-day conference on land problems in Chuuk.

November 28, 1994 CULTURAL LAND ISSUES

Changes in Family Structure Leading to Alcoholism, Suicide, and Child Abuse

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Anthropological view of how culture change in the family brings about social problems.

November 28, 1994 CULTURAL FAMILY CHANGE SUICIDE

Why Don't Our Government Offices Work?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Explanation of how cultural values and attitudes obstruct the creation of a government bureaucracy.

November 28, 1998 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT

A Hibiscus In the Wind: The Micronesian Chief and His People

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Chiefs had obligations toward their people as well as the other way around.

November 28, 1997 CULTURAL

Becoming a Professional Victim

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Argues that the Marshall Islands’ lawsuit against Big Tobacco could be more damaging than the cigarettes they smoked.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT

Settling Disputes

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Over-reliance on the courts to settle disputes, even though traditional means are available.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT

The Chuuk Problem: At the Foot of the Political Pyramid

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Argument that Chuuk’s political impasse stems from its fragmented traditional authority system.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT

Island Politics

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Politics in the islands has been elevated to a new art form, while drifting from the ideal of public service.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT

Caricature of Infinity

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Humorous account of a priest’s adventures on a trip through the Yap outer islands.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL

Cultural Loss: How Real is the Threat?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

If culture is more than material items and outward behavior, perhaps the threat of cultural loss is exaggerated.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL

A Teacher's Tale

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

An expatriate teacher explains the cultural lessons learned during his long stay in the islands.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL

The Role of Culture in Economic Development

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The playing field is not level when it comes to economic development, for cultural values and attitudes give some societies a head start.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL ECONOMICS

Cultural Revolution Of The 60's

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The rapid increase of dollars and jobs in the 1960s led to structural changes whose impacts are still being felt.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL FAMILY CHANGE

Micsem Discussion

Faith, Culture and Democracy in Truk

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Discussion of the fit between democracy and traditional authority in Chuuk, and how the church can help mediate.

April 30, 1988 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT RELIGION

Palauan Custom

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Changes in many of the most important Palauan customs demand a response today by Palauans.

November 22, 1986 CULTURAL

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

Where Do Traditional Leaders Fit in Today's Society?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Traditional leaders have a distinct function, but can not easily be absorbed into the modern authority system.

May 12, 1994 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT

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.

November 28, 2020 CULTURAL SOCIAL ISSUES

articles

The Cultural Revolution of the 1960s in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The impact of the cash economy on the family and other social institutions in the islands.

Ankulegi: Gizarte Antropologia Aldizkaria-- Revista de Antroplogia, Issue 12, 51-64. November 28, 2020 CULTURAL