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The New Shape of Old Island Cultures
by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

How have Micronesian cultures changed since World War II? This book presents a pointed synthesis of important changes from the Marshall Islands to Palau, ranging from family structure, land and gender roles to the cultural treatment of life events (birth, marriage, death). This book draws on the author's own real-life experiences and anthropological literature.

The New Shape of Old Island Cultures: A Half-Century of Social Change in Micronesia
by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001. 198 pp.2001 Family change History

Micronesia: Winds of Change
Edited by Francis X. Hezel, S.J. and Mark Berg

This coffee-table book is well illustrated with photos and drawings depicting the islands’ journey to modern times. Introductory essays link first-hand accounts by foreigners describing what they saw or did in the islands. The book embraces 400 years of history, from Magellan to US naval administration in early 1950s.

Micronesia: Winds of Change. A Book of Reading on the History of Micronesia
Edited by Francis X. Hezel, S.J. and Mark Berg
Saipan 1980. 365 pp.1980 Family change Government History

The Unmaking of the Micronesian Family, by Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

Changes in the family structure and the social problems that have stemmed from them.

Unpublished. 1998 1998 Family change

Changes in the Pohnpeian Family: 1950-1990, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Summary of research on the changes in basic social institutions on Pohnpei after the war.

Chuuk: Micronesian Seminar, July 1992. 1992 Family change

The Changing Family in Chuuk: 1950-1990, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ, with Innocente Oneisom

Summary of research on the changes in basic social institutions in Chuuk after the war.

Chuuk: Micronesian Seminar, May 1992. 1992 Family change

Cultural Revolution Of The 60's, by Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

The rapid increase of dollars and jobs in the 1960s led to structural changes whose impacts are still being felt.

September 2008 (MC #73)  Cultural   Family change

How Tough Was Your Dad?, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Explores the change in family dynamics and its impact on the growing suicide rate in the islands.

December 2003 (MC #48)  Family change   Social Issues

Changes in Family Structure Leading to Alcoholism, Suicide, and Child Abuse, by Donald H. Rubinstein

Anthropological view of how culture change in the family brings about social problems.

June 1994 (MC #15)  Cultural   Family change   Suicide

The Changing Family In Chuuk: 1950-1999, by Innocente I. Oneisom

Summary of research done on changes in family structure and practice in Chuuk.

March 1994 (MC #14)  Family change

The Changing Pohnpeian Family, by Seberiano Barnabas and Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Summary of research done on changes in family structure and practice on Pohnpei.

November 1993 (MC #12)  Family change

Changes in the Palauan Family

The radical change that has occurred in the organization of the Palauan family demands adjustments within the family.

1989-01-01  Family change

Changes in the Yapese Family

Discussion of the shifting values that have been caused by family change in Yap.

1988-01-30  Family change

A Woman's Work Never Ends

Was a married woman's life always so harried? This lighthearted drama looks back to the past to find an answer to this question.

2005 (29:59 mins) Island Topics #44   Cultural   Family change   Social Issues

Suicide in Micronesia: Finding a Better Way Out

For 40 years the deadly epidemic of suicide has claimed hundreds of young lives. This documentary explores the causes and ways of addressing the suicide problem.

2004 (32:34 mins) Island Topics #40   Cultural   Family change   Suicide

Hitting Hard: Family Violence

When family arguments come to blows, where can women run for protection? This drama about two struggling families explores the options.

2003 (39:13 mins) Island Topics #36   Family change   Social Issues

Can We Talk, Mom?

When the kids are heading one way and the parents the other, there's a real risk of trouble. This drama makes a case for good communication between mother and daughter.

2002 (32:09 mins) Island Topics #34   Family change   Social Issues

Beneath Paradise (Domestic Violence)

Roundtable discussion on child abuse and spouse abuse in Micronesia examining the social changes that may be increasing the problem. Features William Eperiam, Joshua Phillip, and Tina Takeshy.

1995 (41:00 mins) Island Topics #5   Family change   Social Issues

Women's Changing Role in micronesia

A look at how the traditional roles of women, once very important, have changed. Special emphasis on Chuuk and Yap outer islands, but with application across Micronesia.

1995 (34:00 mins) Island Topics #2   Cultural   Family change

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