Polynesian Family System in Kau Hawaii

Polynesian Family System in Kau Hawaii

by E. S. Craighill, Mary Kawena Pukui, Mara Kawena Pukui
     
 

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This insightful study of the Hawaiian family, first published in the 1950's, explored the manners and customs accompanying the cycles of life - from birth, marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relations through death and afterlife. Most importantly, premier Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukui was able to persuade her kupuna or elders, whoSee more details below

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This insightful study of the Hawaiian family, first published in the 1950's, explored the manners and customs accompanying the cycles of life - from birth, marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relations through death and afterlife. Most importantly, premier Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukui was able to persuade her kupuna or elders, who resided in Ka'u, to publicly share for the first time, their insights of the Hawaiian worldview. The result is an indispensable study which combines scientific methodology with Native Hawaiian sensitivities in a way which is invaluable to modern readers who seek to understand the inclusiveness, love and durability of the Hawaiian 'ohana.

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ISBN-13:
9781566478120
Publisher:
Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,351,287

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