Unity of Heart Culture and Change in a Polynesian Atoll Society

ISBN-10: 1577661664

ISBN-13: 9781577661665

Edition: 2001

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 283
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acclaimed author of biographies on Grace O'Malley, Eleanor Countess of Desmond, Margaret Burke Sheridan, Lord Mayo and Prince Ranjitsinhji, from an earlier career in the Central Bank, Anne Chambers has enjoyed a life-long friendship with TK Whitaker. Having previously launched her career as a writer in the Central Bank, he felt the time was right that Anne should repay the compliment and entrusted her with the writing of this biographical portrait.

Geographic Note
Preface
Acknowledgments
Encountering Nanumea
Learning to Speak
Fieldwork Methods
A Second Chance
A Third Visit
Seeking Feedback
Looking Back over a Quarter Century
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
"Of the Island"
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Tefolaha in the Cookhouse
Family Corporations
A Cookhouse Encounter
Community Foundations
Myths and "Reality"
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Emerging from the "Days of Darkness"
Dating Tefolaha
Precontact Society
Themes in Nanumean Traditional History
Explorers and Whalers
Missionaries
Traders, Beachcombers, and Sailors
Under Colonial Administration
The War Years
Passage to Independence
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Coral and Sand
A Marginal Human Habitat
"What Do We Rely on for Life?"
Shared Estates
Working the Lands
Coconut and Water
Root Crops and Prestige
Using the Sea
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Something for All
Categorizing Exchange
Sharing and Compassion
Sharing in Practice
The Local Cooperative Store
Dilemmas Facing Entrepreneurs
Group Selling
Household Strategies for Making Money
Changes in Cash Income
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Family Matters
Networks of Kin
Clues about Family Relationships
Balancing Respect and Caring
To Marry or Not to Marry
Children as a Blessing
Household Dynamics
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Community
Community Organization
Heart of the Community
Service-Oriented Leadership
Getting Along Together
Heirs of Tefolaha
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Rising Sea Levels
Local Identity, National Identity, and Pressures for Westernization
Inroads of Capitalism
Equality under Threat
Leadership Issues
Balancing Urban and Outer Island Opportunities
Looking to the Future
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Unity of Heart
Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary of Tuvaluan Words
Bibliography
Study Guide
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