Namoluk Beyond The Reef: The Transformation Of A Micronesian Community, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Namoluk Beyond The Reef

The Transformation Of A Micronesian Community, 1st Edition

By Mac Marshall


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This case study examines emigrants from Namoluk Atoll in the Eastern Caroline Islands of Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. Most members of the Namoluk community (chon Namoluk) do not currently live there - some 60% of them have moved to Chuuk, Guam, or the mainland US (such as Honolulu, Hawai'i or Eureka, California). The question is how (and why

Table of Contents

1 Openings -- 2 Namoluk Atoll, 1969 -- 3 Journeyings -- 4 Namoluk people, 2002 -- 5 Heading off to college -- 6 Heading off to college -- 7 Reef Crossings -- 8 Four Locations Beyond the Reef -- 9 Closings: Points of Departur

About the Author

Mac Marshall is professor of anthropology at the University of Iowa, with a secondary appointment as professor of community and behavioural health. He is former editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly and currently serves as Secretary of the American Anthropological Association.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General