This overview of Micronesian traditional societies, based on more than 30 years of research, is one of the most significant contributions to Pacific studies of the past decade.... He targets three audiences: students in college and university anthropology classes covering Pacific Island societies; Micronesians, particularly youth who seek "an accessible, reliable and respectful account of their ancestors' lives"; and scholars of Oceanic societies. All three will find value in the work.... [The] volume will become the standard by which future synthetic treatments of Micronesia are judged. Summing Up: Essential. --Choice, May 2010 (47:9)
About the Author
Glenn Petersen is professor of anthropology and international affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York.