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The Meaning of Mo:Place, Power, and Taboo in the Marshall Islands

Ahlgren, Ingrid Ann


In the early 21st century, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) published its national conservation plan, which is explicitly guided by the local concept of mo. The claim has been made that mo, a term possibly cognate with comparable concepts such as tapu / taboo / tambu / kapu elsewhere in Oceania, is a traditional conservation practice. Ethnographic and historical evidence gathered for this thesis suggests that mo, both in its historical and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70f0d84911b


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