Edited by Francis X. Hezel, S.J. and Mark Berg
This coffee-table book is well illustrated with photos and drawings depicting the islands’ journey to modern times. Introductory essays link first-hand accounts by foreigners describing what they saw or did in the islands. The book embraces 400 years of history, from Magellan to US naval administration in early 1950s.
by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
How have Micronesian cultures changed since World War II? This book presents a pointed synthesis of important changes from the Marshall Islands to Palau, ranging from family structure, land and gender roles to the cultural treatment of life events (birth, marriage, death). This book draws on the author's own real-life experiences and anthropological literature.
Catholic Church workshop
Presentation to the CEPAC-CCJD Symposium, American Samoa
Francis X. Hezel S.J.
Anthropological view of how culture change in the family brings about social problems.