Effects of Modernization on Three Areas of Island Life , by Francis X. Hezel, SJModernization 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. MarcusReport 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. OneisomThe 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
Youth Drinking in Micronesia , by Francis X. Hezel, SJThe 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, SJReview of problem areas in the Pacific resulting from social change.
May 1993 (MC #10) Cultural Social Issues
Kokan: Youthful Female Runaways in the Marshalls , by Dennis T.P. KeeneReport 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 ShewmanReport on a study of physical and sexual abuse in Palauan families.
June 1992 (MC #07) Social Issues
Social Isolation, Cultural Competence, and Disability in the Carolines , by Mac MarshallHow physical disability is understood and dealt with in the islands.
January 1994 (MC #13) Cultural Health Social Issues
Drugs in Micronesia , by Jay DobbinSelection 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, SJAnthropologists’ attempts to situate social problems in the context of cultural change.
March 1995 (MC #17) Social Issues