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Rituals of Renewal and Empowerment in the Marshall Islands
Laurence Marshall Carucci
"Outstanding.... A major contribution."—Journal of Ritual Studies
"Thorough and insightful. [Carucci] has presented a reading that brings closer the experience and worldview of the Marshall Islanders."—Center for Pacific Islands Studies
The leading authority on the lifeways of the Enewetak people explores the rituals, customs, and meanings of the Kurijmoj festival. Illuminating the empowering aspects of rituals involved in feasts, competitive games, speeches, dances, songs of apocalypse, and gift giving, Carucci offers a wealth of insights into a celebration the Enewetak people have made uniquely their own.
(1997) 232 pp.
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