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DOI data
DOI 10.23791/582834

Journal Data

Full Title
Pacific Geographies
Publisher (01) Association of Pacific Studies
Country of publication Germany (DE)
ISSN 2196-1468
Product Form Printed Journal (JB)
ISSN 2199-9104
Product Form Online Journal (JD)
Epub Format PDF (02)

Journal Issue Data
Journal Issue Number 58
Journal Issue Date (YYYY) 2022
Serial Article Data
Title Invisible belongings: Carolinian practices of personhood and space as moral principles
By (author) (A01) Susanne Kuehling
Affiliation University of Regina, Department of Anthropology, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2, Associate Professor
Number of Pages 7
First Page 28
Last Page 34
Language of text English (eng)
Publication Date (YYYY) 2022
Main description (01)
Based on field research and published sources, this paper examines Micronesian migration in regards to principles of order and values on their home atolls. For Carolinians, place names and personal names are part of the web of intangible knowledge that can serve to assure certain positions and rights. They unfold the untold facts of gender and hierarchy and can be used as a peephole into social practice. Names and places represent stability and continuity in an otherwise fluid world. Migrants, I argue, can use such shared experiences of their “invisible belongings” to re-create some sense of home and build a community based on versions of these principles and values.