Spring 26(1)


Climate-Change Migration in the Pacific
John R Campbell

In Their Own Voices: Contemporary Native Hawaiian and Archaeological Narratives about Hawaiian Archaeology
Kathleen Kawelu

Is Genetic Labeling of “Risk” Related to Obesity Contributing to Resistance and Fatalism in Polynesian Communities?
Lena Rodriguez and James Rimumutu George


Oceanic Historicities
Chris Ballard

Being “Nesian”: Pacific Islander Identity in Australia
Kirsten McGavin


Gathering the ‘Net: Efforts and Challenges in Archiving Pacific Websites
Eleanor Kleiber

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
David W Kupferman, Kelly G Marsh, Samuel F McPhetres, Tyrone J Taitano

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
Lorenz Gonschor, Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai, Margaret Mutu, Forrest Wade Young

Book and Media Reviews

Oceania at the Tropenmuseum, by David van Duuren, Steven Vink, Daan van Dartel, Hanneke Hollander, and Denise Frank
Reviewed by Chris Ballard

Vestiges d’une histoire Marquisienne: Contribution à l’archéologie de Ua Huka, by Eric Conte and Guillaume Molle

Te Tahata: Etude d’une marae de Topoto (Nord); Archipel des Tuamotu, Polynésie française, by Eric Conte and Kenneth J Dennison
Reviewed by Jennifer G Kahn

Echoes at Fishermen’s Rock: Traditional Tokelau Fishing, by Elders from Atafu Atoll
Reviewed by Ingjerd Hoëm

Théâtre océanien: Anthologie, edited and translated by Sonia Lacabanne

Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays, edited by David O’Donnell
Reviewed by Diana Looser

The Missing King, by Moetai Brotherson
Reviewed by Steven Gin

Daughters of Fire, by Tom Peek
Reviewed by Susan Y Najita

Managing Modernity in the Western Pacific, edited by Mary Patterson and Martha Macintyre
Reviewed by Jessica Hardin

Communication, Culture and Society in Papua New Guinea: Yu Tok Wanem? edited by Evangelia Papoutsaki, Michael McManus, and Patrick Matbob
Reviewed by James Slotta

Canning Paradise [documentary film]
Reviewed by David Lipset

The Land of Eb [feature film]
Reviewed by Julianne Walsh

Featured Artist: Visesio Poasi Siasau

ʻAhoʻeitu (2009), by Visesio Poasi Siasau

Visesio Poasi Siasau—or Sio, as he likes to be called—comes from a hereditary guild of Tongan tufunga or tohunga. He self-identifies as a tufungaʻi practitioner and draws on Tongan epistemologies as his pathway to understanding things passed down by traditional knowledge keepers. Indeed, his efficacy as an indigenous practitioner is worldly in a contemporary sense within knowing in a traditional sense.

Fall 26(2)


Global Sport in the Pacific: A Brief Overview
Fa‘anofo Lisaclaire (Lisa) Uperesa and Tom Mountjoy

Fabled Futures: Migration and Mobility for Samoans in American Football
Fa‘anofo Lisaclaire (Lisa) Uperesa

“No longer just a pastime”: Sport for Development in Times of Change
Christina Ting Kwauk

Playing with Knowledge: Sport and the Paradox of Development in Solomon Islands
Tom Mountjoy

Pasifika Diaspora and the Changing Face of Australian Rugby League
David Lakisa, Daryl Adair, and Tracy Taylor

Participating in the Global Competition: Denaturalizing “Flair” in Samoan Rugby
Julien Clément

Beyond the All Blacks Representations: The Dialectic Between the Indigenization of Rugby and Postcolonial Strategies to Control Māori
Domenica Gisella Calabrò

“Such a Site for Play, This Edge”: Surfing, Tourism and Modernist Fantasy in Papua New Guinea
Paige West

Sports, Bodies, and Futures: An Epilogue
Niko Besnier


Rules of the Game: Resources for Researching Pacific Islands Sport
D Keali‘i MacKenzie

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2013
Nic Maclellan

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2013
David Chappell, Jon Fraenkel, Gordon Leua Nanau, Howard Van Trease, Muridan S Widjojo

Book and Media Reviews

Don’t Ever Whisper: Darlene Keju, Pacific Health Pioneer for Nuclear Survivors, by Giff Johnson
Reviewed by Holly Barker

Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawaiʻi and the Philippines, by Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
Reviewed by Maile Arvin

L’ONU, la France et les décolonisations tardives: L’exemple des terres françaises d’Océanie, by Jean-Marc Regnault
Reviewed by Nic Maclellan

Tax Havens and Sovereignty in the Pacific Islands, by Anthony Van Fossen
Reviewed by Siobhan McDonnell

Summoning the Powers Beyond: Traditional Religions in Micronesia, by Jay Dobbin with Francis X Hezel
Reviewed by David Hanlon

Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture, by Francis X Hezel
Reviewed by Joe Genz

Polynesian Outliers: The State of the Art, edited by Richard Feinberg and Richard Scaglion
Reviewed by Mark Calamia

The Haus Tambaran of Bongiora: A View from Within of the Tambaran and Yam Cults of the Abelam in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea, by Godfried Johan Marie Gerrits
Reviewed by Paul Roscoe

Christian Politics in Oceania, edited by Matt Tomlinson and Debra McDougall
Reviewed by Anna-Karina Hermkins

Mr. Pip [feature film]
Reviewed by Nancy Pollock

Breadfruit and Open Spaces [documentary film]
Reviewed by Sheryl Day

Savage Memory [documentary film]
Reviewed by David Lipset

Moana: The Rising of the Sea
Reviewed by Kara Miller

Featured Artist: Greg Semu

Self-portrait with Side of Peʻa, Sentinel Road, Herne Bay (2012), by Greg Semu

Independent indigenous researcher, curator, and artist Greg Semu was in born Aotearoa/New Zealand in 1971. He embraces Sāmoa as his ancestral and spiritual home, and his artistic practice often begins in the Vā (the space between) and draws from the vast Ocean that unites rather than divides. Semu’s artworks start with research and community engagement. Semu uses the visual language of photography, sound, and film to explore the significance of identity and create evocative dialogues to challenge the romanticized colonialist documentation of “first contact.” In 2007, as the first artist in residence at Musée du quai Branly in Paris, he created the Noble Savage series. These photographic paintings reenact moments that are both historically and art historically significant. Using mediums synonymous with truth and reality, Semu’s photographs seduce the viewer to challenge preconceived notions of history and culture.