An Historical Perspective of Helping Practices Associated with Birth, Marriage and Death Among Chamorros in Guam (Mellen Studies in Sociology S. No. 2
By: Lilli Perez Iyechad (author)Hardback
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This research focuses on traditional forms of reciprocity within social networks and examines the changes that have occured due to westernization in Guam. Using different methods of data collection, including informal interviews and participant observation, differences occuring due to gender, age, levels of education and comprehension of Chamorras language are examined.
Elaboration of the research topic; description of research location; review of the literature; conceptual framework and study format; data collection - methodology and fieldwork; sources of data; marriage - the evolution of wedlock; birth - the deliverence of progeny; death - the expression of grief; novenas and fiestas - gratitude portrayed; synopsis of reciprocity among Chamarros; revisiting the research variables; sustainability of the Chamarros exchange system; implications for social work; recommendations for futher study.
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