The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs


With editorial offices at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, The Contemporary Pacific covers a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing comprehensive coverage of contemporary developments in the entire Pacific Islands region and the global Pacific diaspora. It features refereed, readable articles that examine social, economic, political, ecological, literary, and cultural topics, along with political reviews, book and media reviews, resource reviews, and a dialogue section with interviews and short essays. Each issue highlights the work of one or more Pacific Islander artists.

Current Issue Contents 31(1)


Indigenous Well-Being and Development: Connections to Large-Scale Mining and Tourism in the Pacific, Emma Richardson, Emma Hughes, Sharon McLennan, and Litea Meo-Sewabu

Indigenous Masculinities and the “Refined Politics” of Alcohol and Racialization in West Papua, Jenny Munro     

Tannese Chiefs, State Structures, and Global Connections in Vanuatu, Marc Tabani

Epidemic Suicide in the Context of Modernizing Social Change in Oceania: A Critical Review and Assessment, Edward D Lowe



Creating an Archive for Rotuma: A Personal Account, Alan Howard



Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, Michael Bevacqua, Isa Ua Ceallaigh Bowman, Zaldy Dandan, Monica C LaBriola, Tiara R Na'puti

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, Peter Clegg, Lorenz Gonschor, Margaret Mutu, Christina Newport, Salote Talagi, Forrest Wade Young



Project Banaba [exhibition], Reviewed by Mitiana Arbon

Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging [exhibition], Reviewed by Kelema Lee Moses

Anote’s Ark [documentary], Reviewed by David Lipset

Out of State [documentary], Reviewed by David Lipset

Island Soldier [documentary], Reviewed by Emelihter Kihleng, Clement Yow Mulalap, Jacki Leota-Mua, and Vicente M Diaz


Index to volumes 21–30, Zakea Boeger