ERIC Number: ED354681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Culture and Disability in the Pacific. Summaries of Papers Prepared for a Working Session of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1992).
Fitzgerald, Maureen, Ed.; Armstrong, Jocelyn, Ed.
IEEIR Interchange, spec iss Jan 1993
This newsletter issue is devoted to summaries of 12 papers on culture and disability issues in the Pacific. The summaries presented span Oceania and are based on papers representing Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Nstasinge: The Sickness of a Small Boy from the Finisterre Range in Papua New Guinea from an Emic (Anthropological) and Etic (Biomedical) Perspective" (Verena Keck); "Culture and Disability in Palau" (Yoichi K. Rengiil and Jane E. Jarrow); "Perceptions of Physical, Mental, and Sensory Disabilities on Woleai and Lamotrek, Carolina Islands" (William H. Alkire); "The Place of Disabled Persons in Rotuman Society" (Jan Rensel and Alan Howard); "The Connection of Ability and Disability on a Subsistence Atoll" (Patrick O'Brien); "Disability in the Western Pacific: Perspectives from Guam" (Rebecca A. Stephenson); "Disability and Rehabilitation in Cross-Cultural Perspective: A View from New Zealand" (Robert J. Gregory); "Diabetes Management: A Polynesian Perspective" (Judith C. Barker). Concluding comments by Linda S. Mitteness emphasize that in a small-scale society, the individual might occupy many productive social roles so that a physical or mental impairment that interferes with one of those roles may not be as devastating as in a large-scale, money economy where employment is the primary source of a person's value. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Inst. on Disability.