MicSem Publications

MicSem By Category: Social Issues

Effects of Modernization on Three Areas of Island Life , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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.

September 1991 (MC #04) Cultural Social Issues

Child Abuse and Neglect in Micronesia , by Mariano N. Marcus

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

April 1991 (MC #02) Social Issues

Chuuk’s Violence: Then and Now , by Innocente I. Oneisom

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

February 1991 (MC #01) Social Issues

Kokan: Youthful Female Runaways in the Marshalls , by Dennis T.P. Keene

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

October 1992 (MC #08) Social Issues

Neglect, Physical Abuse, and Sexual Molestation in Palau , by Richard Shewman

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

June 1992 (MC #07) Social Issues

Youth Drinking in Micronesia , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

March 1992 (MC #06) Alcohol & Drugs Social Issues

Culture in Crisis: Trends in the Pacific Today , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

May 1993 (MC #10) Cultural Social Issues

Social Isolation, Cultural Competence, and Disability in the Carolines , by Mac Marshall

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

January 1994 (MC #13) Cultural Health Social Issues

Drugs in Micronesia , by Jay Dobbin

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

April 1996 (MC #18) Alcohol & Drugs Social Issues

Anthropology’s Contribution to Social Problems Research in Micronesia , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

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

March 1995 (MC #17) Social Issues

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