Spring 21(1)

Editor’s Note
Terence Wesley-Smith


Beyond “Migration”: Samoan Population Movement (Malaga) and the Geography of Social Space (Vā)
Sa‘iliemanu Lilomaiava-Doktor

The Red Wave Collective: The Process of Creating Art at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture

Katherine Higgins


A Well with No Water
Brij V Lal

The “Sea of Little Lands”: Examining Micronesia’s Place in “Our Sea of Islands”
David Hanlon

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008
John R Haglelgam, David W Kupferman, Kelly G Marsh, Samuel F McPhetres, Donald R Shuster

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008
Lorenz Gonschor, Jon Tikivanotau M Jonassen, Margaret Mutu, Unasa L F Va‘a

Book and Media Reviews

Pacific Performances: Theatricality and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the South Seas, by Christopher B Balme
Reviewed by Jane Desmond

Waikīkī: A History of Forgetting and Remembering, by Andrea Feeser and Gaye Chan
Reviewed by Marata Tamaira

Island of Shattered Dreams, by Chantal T Spitz
Reviewed by Paul Sharrad

Solomon Island Years: A District Administrator in the Islands 1952–1974, by James L O Tedder
Reviewed by Ben Burt

Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States, edited by M Anne Brown
Reviewed by Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka

The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire, by Bartholomew H Sparrow
Reviewed by Laurel A Monnig

Eagle vs Shark [feature film]
Reviewed by Joel Moffett

Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism, edited by Maria Bargh
Reviewed by Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu

Memories of War: Micronesians in the Pacific War, by Suzanne Falgout, Lin Poyer, and Laurence M Carucci
Reviewed by Mac Marshall

The Growth and Collapse of Pacific Island Societies: Archeological and Demographic Perspectives, edited by Patrick V Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu
Reviewed by Terry L Hunt

Featured Artist: Lingikoni Vaka‘uta

Meeting of the Fishes (2006), by Lingikoni Vaka‘uta

As an economics student at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Lingikoni Vaka‘uta never imagined he would become an artist. Nearly finished with his degree yet unsatisfied, he joined the first painting workshop at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture in 1998. He was given a piece of canvas and told to tell his story. Unexpectedly, he found inspiration in his memories of growing up in Lapaha, Tonga, and an answer to what had been missing. What emerged were the beginnings of a style inspired by Tongan practices, legends, and heritage.

Fall 21(2)


Modernity, Cosmopolitanism, and the Emergence of Middle Class in Tonga
Niko Besnier

Sustainability of the Kava Trade
Nancy J Pollock

Remembering Greg Dening
edited by David Hanlon, contributions by Ben Finney, Marshall Sahlins, David Hanlon, Vicente M Diaz, Katerina Martina Teaiwa, and Greg Dvorak

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2008
Nic Maclellan

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2008
David Chappell, Jon Fraenkel, Solomon Kantha, Brian Lenga

Book and Media Reviews

Bridging Our Sea of Islands: French Polynesian Literature within an Oceanic Context, by Kareva Mateata-Allain
Reviewed by Paul Lyons

House-Girls Remember: Domestic Workers in Vanuatu, edited by Margaret Rodman, Daniela Kraemer, Lissant Bolton, and Jean Tarisesei
Reviewed by Margaret Jolly

Une pirogue pour le Paradis: Le culte de John Frum à Tanna (Vanuatu), by Marc Tabani
Reviewed by Carlos Mondragón

The Future of Tokelau: Decolonising Agendas 1975–2006, by Judith Huntsman with Kelihiano Kalolo
Reviewed by Ingjerd Hoëm

We Fought the Navy and Won: Guam’s Quest for Democracy, by Doloris Coulter Cogan
Reviewed by James Perez Viernes

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands, edited by Sinclair Dinnen and Stewart Firth
Reviewed by Ian Frazer

Nā Kua‘āina: Living Hawaiian Culture, by Davianna Pōmaika‘i McGregor
Reviewed by Phyllis Turnbull

Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report, by Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly M Barker
Reviewed by Miriam Kahn

Morning Comes So Soon [dvd]
Reviewed by Greg Dvorak

Penina Uliuli: Contemporary Challenges in Mental Health for Pacific Peoples, edited by Philip Culbertson, Margaret Nelson Agee, and Cabrini ‘Ofa Makasiale
Reviewed by Francis X Hezel, SJ

Featured Artist: Daniel Waswas

Essence of Culture and Environment (2007), by Daniel Waswas

Daniel Waswas is a celebrated Papua New Guinean artist, educator, and the founder of GalleryPNG and Kingdom Power Ministries. He completed a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a bachelor’s degree in art and design from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, also in Auckland. He also holds a certificate in adult education from Auckland’s Manukau Institute of Technology.

Daniel’s work has been exhibited in major international exhibitions including the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, at Queensland Art Gallery, in Brisbane, Australia, and The Latitudes 2005: Terres du Pacifique (Contemporary Art from Pacific), at Hotel de Ville de Paris, France.