Spring 15(1)

Editor’s Note
Vilsoni Hereniko


Decolonizing Pacific Studies: Indigenous Perspectives, Knowledge, and Wisdom in Higher Education
Konai Helu Thaman

Beyond the “English Method of Tattooing”: Decentering the Practice of History in Oceania
David Hanlon

Between Knowledges: Pacific Studies and Academic Disciplines
Edvard Hviding

Interdisciplinary Approaches in Pacific Studies: Understanding the Fiji Coup of 19 May 2000
Vilsoni Hereniko

Honoring the Past and Creating the Future in Hyperspace: New Technologies and Cultural Specificity
Marsha Kinder

Net Gains? Pacific Studies in Cyberspace
Terence Wesley-Smith

Future Directions for Pacific Studies
Stewart Firth

Political Reviews:

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002
Anne Perez Hattori, Samuel F McPhetres, Donald Shuster

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002
Frédéric Angleviel, Tracie Ku‘uipo Cummings, Kerry James, Jon Tikivanotau M Jonassen, Margaret Mutu

Book and Media Reviews

Remembrance of Pacific Pasts: An Invitation to Remake History, edited by Robert Borofsky
Reviewed by Gina Balawanilotu, Anurag Subramani, and Robert Nicole

Government by the Gun: The Unfinished Business of Fiji’s 2000 Coup, by Robbie Robertson and William Sutherland
Reviewed by Roderic Alley

Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s), edited by Takashi Fujitani, Geoffrey M White, and Lisa Yoneyama
Reviewed by Lin Poyer

Fighting the Enemy: Australian Soldiers and Their Adversaries in World War II, by Mark Johnston
Reviewed by Hugh Laracy

In Colonial New Guinea: Anthropological Perspectives, edited by Naomi M McPherson
Reviewed by Frederick Errington

Ethnographic Artifacts: Challenges to a Reflexive Anthropology, edited by Sjoerd R Jaarsma and Marta A Rohatynskyj
Reviewed by Claudia Gross

Dancing Through Time: A Sepik Cosmology, by Borut Telban
Reviewed by Joel Robbins

Stories from the Marshall Islands: Bwebwenato Jan Aelon Kein, by Jack A Tobin
Reviewed by Michael A Rynkiewich

Reimagining the American Pacific: From South Pacific to Bamboo Ridge and Beyond, by Rob Wilson
Reviewed by Susan M Schultz

A Remarkable Journey, by Lady Carol Kidu
Reviewed by Regis Tove Stella

Chalo Jahaji: On a Journey through Indenture in Fiji, by Brij V Lal
Reviewed by Sudesh Mishra

Dauka Puran, by Subramani
Reviewed by Brij V Lal

Faces of the Spirits: The Sulka People of Papua New Guinea
Reviewed by Naomi M McPherson

Ke Kūlana He Māhū: Remembering a Sense of Place
Reviewed by Ty Tengan

Featured Artist: John Pule

John Pule was born in 1962 in Liku, Niue. In 1964 he went to live in Auckland, where he still resides. Pule is a novelist, poet, painter, and multimedia performance artist. This issue features Pule’s painting. Internationally recognized, Pule’s art has appeared in the Museum of Australia in Sydney (1998); the Australia National Gallery in Canberra (2000); the Wellington Art Museum, New Zealand (2000); and the Auckland Toi Tamaki Art Museum (solo exhibition 2000); as well as in galleries in Korea, South Africa, and Hawai‘i.


Fall 15(2)


Money Laundering, Global Financial Instability, and Tax Havens in the Pacific Islands
Anthony B van Fossen

Between Gifts and Commodities: Commercial Enterprise and the Trader’s Dilemma on Wallis (‘Uvea)
Paul van der Grijp

Is There a Tongan Middle Class? Hierarchy and Protest in Contemporary Tonga
Kerry James


Cultural Studies for Oceania
Houston Wood


Albert Wendt: Bibliography
Paul Sharrad and Karen M Peacock

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2002
Karin von Strokirch

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2002
David Chappell, James Chin, Anita Jowitt, Asinate Mausio

Book and Media Reviews

Talk-in’ Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism, by Aileen Moreton-Robinson
Reviewed by Haunani-Kay Trask

Body Trade: Captivity, Cannibalism, and Colonialism in the Pacific, edited by Barbara Creed and Jeanette Hoorn
Reviewed by Shirley Lindenbaum

Mr. Tulsi’s Store: A Fijian Journey, by Brij V Lal
Reviewed by Andrew Arno

Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization, by John D Kelly and Martha Kaplan
Reviewed by James West Turner

Protection of Intellectual, Biological, and Cultural Property in Papua New Guinea, edited by Kathy Whimp and Mark Busse
Reviewed by Sjoerd R Jaarsma

Hawaii’s Russian Adventure: A New Look at Old History, by Peter R Mills
Reviewed by Susan A Lebo

An Honorable Accord: The Covenant between the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States, by Howard P Widens and Deanne C Siemer
Reviewed by Ed King

For the Good of Mankind: A History of the People of Bikini and Their Islands, by Jack Niedenthal
Reviewed by Robert C Kiste

Modekngei: A New Religion in Belau, Micronesia, by Machiko Aoyagi
Reviewed by Kazumi Nishihara

Oceania: An Introduction to the Cultures and Identities of Pacific Islanders, by Andrew Strathern, Pamela J Stewart, Laurence M Carucci, Lin Poyer, Richard Feinberg, and Cluny Macpherson
Reviewed by Gene Ogan

Birthing in the Pacific: Beyond Tradition and Modernity? edited by Vicki Lukere and Margaret Jolly
Reviewed by Judith C Barker

Village on the Edge: Changing Times in Papua New Guinea, by Michael French Smith
Reviewed by Nancy McDowell

La tradition et l’État: Églises, pouvoirs et politiques culturelles dans le Pacifique, edited by Christine Hamelin and Éric Wittersheim
Reviewed by Eric Waddell

Alchemies of Distance, by Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabbard
Reviewed by Paul Sharrad

Kalahele, by Imaikalani Kalahele
Reviewed by Steven Winduo

The Art of Tivaevae: Traditional Cook Islands Quilting, by Lynnsay Rongokea
Reviewed by Anne E Guernsey Allen

Kula: Myth and Magic in the Trobriand Islands, by Jutta Malnic, with John Kasaipwalova, and Kula: Ring of Power
Reviewed by Susanne Kuehling

Featured Artist: Kapulani Landgraf

Kapulani Landgraf was born and raised in Pu‘ahu‘ula, Kane‘ohe, on the windward side of O‘ahu. Landgraf’s 1994 book, Nā Wahi Pana o Ko‘olau Poko: The Legendary Places of Ko‘olau Poko (Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press), was the winner of Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Excellence in Illustrative Books. Her work has been shown in Alaska, Arizona, British Colombia, Hawai‘i, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, and Germany. She currently teaches photography at Kapi‘olani Community College and Windward Community College.