Endangered Peoples of Oceania: Struggles to Survive and Thrive

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Judith M. Fitzpatrick
Greenwood Press, 2001 - Social Science - 264 pages
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The peoples of Oceania are struggling to be economically independent and autonomous while maintaining their distinctive cultural traditions. Each chapter in "Endangered Peoples of Oceania: Struggles to Survive and Thrive" is devoted to a specific people, including a cultural overview of their history, subsistence strategies, social and political organization, and religion and world view; threats to their survival; and their response to these threats. A section entitled Food for Thought poses questions that encourage a personal engagement with the experience of these peoples, and a resource guide suggests further reading and lists films and videos as well as pertinent organizations and web sites. As the curriculum expands to include more multicultural and indigenous peoples, this unique volume will be valuable to both students and teachers.

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JUDITH M. FITZPATRICK has worked in the Pacific for the last 25 years investigating health and environment issues from a cultural perspective.

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