Cultural Identity and Ethnicity in the Pacific

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Jocelyn Linnekin, Lin Poyer
University of Hawaii Press, 1990 - Travel - 323 pages
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It is evident that your source was Pulap citizen. I think this article is biased and one sided. There are two sides to every story. Please do a thorough research from different sources from different islands and not only from the Pollap sources. Because I can retell the same story in a very different light. So who's tho say which source is to be the trusted source.
And please dont make any big claims on navigation annd history because we know our history better than a foreigner. And I bet you werent told this but the man who introduced navigation to Pulap was an outcast from Puluwat. You can do a research from all the islands and you will hear many versions but most will tell u the unbiased version that Navigation was first introduced and mastered in Puluwat which explains why Puluwat had the power in those days to travel between the islands and was entrusted to their protection.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Lamarckian Identities
17
Cultural Identity
43
Lamarckian Definitions of Identity on Kapingamarangi
71
Being Pulapese in Truk
103
Cultural and Ethnic Identity
127
The Politics of Culture in the Pacific
149
Legitimation Crisis in Vanuatu
175
Is It in the Blood? Australian Aboriginal Identity
191
Funeral Rituals and the Construction
219
A Feminist Invention of Tradition
237
Cultural Paradigms History and the Search
259
References
281
Contributors
311
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Page 8 - ... ethnic and racial sentiments are [an] extension of kinship sentiments. Ethnocentrism and racism are thus extended forms of nepotism — the [genetically-based] propensity to favor kin over nonkin". From this it follows that "ethnocentrism and racism, too, are deeply rooted in our biology and can be expected to persist even in industrial societies, whether capitalist or socialist

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Lin Poyer is professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming.

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