Micronesia

Micronesia (mīkrōnē´zhə, –shə), one of the three main divisions of Oceania, in W Pacific Ocean, north of the equator. Micronesia includes the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands (see Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, Gilbert Islands, and Nauru. The inhabitants are of Australoid and Polynesian stock. They speak Malayo-Polynesian languages.

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Micronesia: Selected full-text books and articles

Political Evolution in Micronesia
Peoples, James G.
Ethnology, Vol. 32, No. 1, Winter 1993
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Democracy in the Islands: The Micronesian Plebiscites of 1983
Austin Ranney; Howard R. Penniman.
American Enterprise Institute, 1985
Pacific Freely Associated States: Seeking Best of Both Worlds; John Henderson Compares the Experience of Pacific States in Free Association with Either the United States or New Zealand and Suggests That the Status Creates Major Problems for Their Viability
Henderson, John.
New Zealand International Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, May-June 2002
Pacific Island Bastions of the United States
Herold J. Wiens; George W. Hoffman; G.Etzel Pearcy.
Van Nostrand, 1962
Librarian’s tip: "Migrants to Micronesia" begins on p. 12
Island Sovereignty
McIntosh, Ian S.
Whole Earth, Fall 2000
Preserving Paradise
Zurick, David N.
The Geographical Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, April 1995
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Micronesian Religion and Lore: A Guide to Sources, 1526-1990
Douglas Haynes; William L. Wuerch; G. E. Gorman.
Greenwood Press, 1995
Tattooing, Gender and Social Stratification in Micro-Polynesia
Hage, Per; Harary, Frank; Milicic, Bojka.
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 1996
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Proto-Micronesian Kin Terms, Descent Groups, and Interisland Voyaging (1)
Hage, Per; Marck, Jeff.
Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 41, No. 1, June 2002
Confronting the Margaret Mead Legacy: Scholarship, Empire, and the South Pacific
Lenora Foerstel; Angela Gilliam.
Temple University Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "The United States Anthropologist in Micronesia: Toward a Counter-Hegemonic Study of Sapiens"
A History of the Pacific Islands
I. C. Campbell.
University of Canterbury Press, 1989
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Nine "Micronesia: Informal Colonization"
Nanyo: The Rise and Fall of the Japanese in Micronesia, 1885-1945
Mark R. Peattie.
University of Hawaii Press, 1988
Dragon in Paradise: China's Rising Star in Oceania
Henderson, John; Reilly, Benjamin.
The National Interest, No. 72, Summer 2003
Reconstructing Ancestral Oceanic Society
Hage, Per.
Asian Perspectives: the Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific, Vol. 38, No. 2, Fall 1999
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