Landscape of Peace

Mechanisms of Social Control on Lamotrek Atoll, Micronesia

Authors: Werle, Kerstin J. S.

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Kerstin Werle’s work is based upon a year of fieldwork on Lamotrek and Yap, belonging to a group of islands with a matrilineal culture. Although a trend to the lifestyle of the Western world can be found everywhere on the islands, traditional customs, a gendered division of labour and subsistence techniques prevail. Kerstin Werle carried out her research according to classical anthropological methods, supplementing the available specialist literature on the widespread Micronesian atolls with a valuable overview. Her book shows how the ideal of an old and wise woman, contained in the cultural symbol lavalava, is faced with a young society. Due to the extremely limited space on the small atolls, individual plots of land have become historically, culturally and emotionally significant places, all of which have been ascribed their own individual character. With the help of these personalized places, people on Lamotrek pursue local politics.

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Kerstin Werle has studied sociology and cultural anthropology with a focus on India and Micronesia. Currently, she is living in Breisach and working as a freelance writer.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

Table of contents (38 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape of Peace
Book Subtitle
Mechanisms of Social Control on Lamotrek Atoll, Micronesia
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-05832-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-05832-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-05831-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 235
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations
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