Memories of War: Micronesians in the Pacific War

Memories of War: Micronesians in the Pacific War


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824859039
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Island Names ix

Introduction 1

Part I Backgrounds

Chapter 1 "Micronesia" 9

Chapter 2 Cultural Memories and the Pacific War 20

Part II Micronesian Understandings of the Pacific War

Chapter 3 The Meaning of War 39

Chapter 4 The Shock of War 44

Chapter 5 Hardship and Suffering 72

Chapter 6 Combat Experiences 88

Part III Micronesian Vantage Points

Chapter 7 "It Was Not Our War" 103

Chapter 8 The Typhoon of War 118

Chapter 9 Questions of Loyalty 127

Chapter 10 Micronesian Responses to Wartime Pressures 152

Part IV Cultural Themes in Micronesian Wartime Narratives

Chapter 11 Some Micronesian Preoccupations 169

Chapter 12 Greetings and Farewells 186

Part V Conclusions

Chapter 13 Wartime Memories in the Modern World 219

Chapter 14 "The Great Airplane" 228

Appendix List of Participants in Oral History Interviews 241

Notes 249

References 257

Index 267

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