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An ethnohistory of Palau under the Japanese colonial
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Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.
1989 copy. 4, 8, 273 p. ill., maps
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by Goh Abe
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File
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This dissertation is an ethnohistorical analysis of the
effects of Japanese colonial administration on Belauan life, within the historical context
of colonialism in Micronesia (p. i-A). Although this is the basic premise of this work, Abe
also describes how traditional culture was also changed under other successive
adminsitrations. Taking the analysis one step further, the author, using some of the basic
tenets of Raymond Firth's model of social organization and individual choices, describes
how individual strategies have been adapted to meet the differing requirements of various
foreign administrations. This source contains much material on traditional Belauan
political and social systems, and how these were often radically affected through the
process of acculturation. Much of the material in the source was obtained from interviews
with both Belauan and Japanese informants, particulary those who had personally experienced
Japanese administration. The work concludes with a rejoinder which examines Belauan
reaction and adaptation to the American Trust Territory Administration, especially in
regard to changing attitudes toward land and land ownership
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Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Lawrence, University of Kansas, 1986
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John Beierle; 1990
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