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 (cbon Namoluk) do not currently live there. some 60 percent of them have moved to chuuk, Guam, Hawai'i, or the mainland United states (such as Eureka, California). The question is how (and why) those expatriates contine to think of themselves as cbon Namoluk, amd behave accodingly, despite being a far-flung network of people, with inevitable erosions of shared language and culture.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations -- List of Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Series Editor Preface -- 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 Departure -- Glossary -- Suggestions for further Reading -- References.