Publications

  • 2018 Genz, Joseph. Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall Islands. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

  • 2017 Genz, Joseph. Without Precedent: Shifting Protocols in the Use of Rongelapese Navigational Knowledge. Journal of the Polynesian Society 126(2):209-232

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  • 2016 Genz, Joseph. Resolving Ambivalence in Marshallese Navigation: Relearning, Reinterpreting, and Reviving the "Stick Chart" Wave Models. Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 9(1):8-40.

  • 2015 Genz, Joseph. From Nuclear Exodus to Cultural Reawakening: A Navigator’s Journey. In At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands, edited by Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pasciali, and Forrest Wade Young. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

  • 2014 Genz, Joseph. Complementarity of Cognitive and Experiential Ways of Knowing the Ocean in Marshallese Navigation. Ethos 42(3):332-351.

  • 2012 Feinberg, Richard and Joseph Genz. Limits of Language for Conveying Navigational Knowledge: Way-finding in the Southeastern Solomon Islands. American__Anthropologist 114(2):336-350.

  • 2011 Genz, Joseph. Navigating the Revival of Voyaging in the Marshall Islands: Predicaments of Preservation and Possibilities of Collaboration. The Contemporary Pacific 23(1):1-34.

  • 2009 Genz, Joseph, Jerome Aucan, Mark. Merrifield, Ben Finney, Korent Joel and Alson Kelen. Wave Navigation in the Marshall Islands: Comparing Indigenous and Western Scientific Knowledge of the Ocean. Oceanography 22(2):234-245.

  • 2007 Genz, Joseph. Polynesian and Micronesian Navigation. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History, edited by John B. Hattendorf. Vol 3, pp. 144-154. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • 2006 Genz, Joseph and Ben Finney. Preservation and Revitalization of Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Perspective from Cultural Anthropological Research on Indigenous Navigation in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 5(1/2):306-313.

  • 2003 Genz, Joseph and Terry Hunt. El Niño/Southern Oscillation and Rapa Nui Prehistory. Rapa Nui Journal 17(1):7-14.

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