Spring 11(1)



The Sin at Awarua
Ben Finney

Compensation and the Melanesian State: Why the Kwaio Keep Claiming
David Akin

Individual Land Tenure in American Samoa
Merrily Stover

The MiRAB Model Twelve Years On
Geoff Bertram


Melanesianist Anthropology in the Era of Globalization
Robert J Foster

Pacific-Based Virtual Communities: Rotuma on the World Wide Web
Alan Howard

Rootedness and Travels: The Intellectual Journey of Joel Bonnemaison
Eric Waddell

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998
Samuel F McPhetres, Joakim Peter, Marcus Samo, Donald R Shuster

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998
Kerry James, Kelihiano Kalolo, Stephen Levine, Margaret Mutu, Wilkie Olaf Patua Rasmussen, Karin von Strokirch


The Pacific Islands Report: Regional News and Journalism Training Project
Al Hulsen

Book Reviews

Where Nets Were Cast: Christianity in Oceania since World War II, by John Garrett
Reviewed by Mary N MacDonald

Fouvanaa A Oopa, Père de la culture politique tahitienne, by Bruno Saura, with a translation in Tahitian by Valerie Gobrait
Reviewed by Ben Finney

Papua New Guinea: The Struggle for Development, by John Connell
Reviewed by Sinclair Dinnen

Environment and Development in the Pacific Islands, edited by Ben Burt and Christian Clerk
Reviewed by Patricia K Townsend

Home in the Islands: Housing and Social Change in the Pacific, edited by Jan Rensel and Margaret Rodman
Reviewed by Judith C Barker

Nuclear Nativity: Rituals of Renewal and Empowerment in the Marshall Islands, by Laurence Marshall Carucci
Reviewed by Phillip McArthur

They Make Themselves: Work and Play among the Baining of Papua New Guinea, by Jane Fajans
Reviewed by Kathleen Barlow

The Cassowary’s Revenge: The Life and Death of Masculinity in a New Guinea Society, by Donald Tuzin
Reviewed by Simon Harrison

Sites of Desire, Economies of Pleasure: Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Lenore Manderson and Margaret Jolly
Reviewed by Karen Kelsky

The Island of the Colorblind and Cycad Island, by Oliver Sacks
Reviewed by David Hanlon

Fall 11(2)


Militaristic Solutions in a Weak State: Internal Security, Private Contractors, and Political Leadership in Papua New Guinea
Sinclair Dinnen

Social Segmentation, Voting, and Violence in Papua New Guinea
Alan Rumsey

Radio and the Redefinition of Kastom in Vanuatu
Lissant Bolton

Subversion and Ambivalence: Pacific Islanders on New Zealand Prime Time
Sarina Pearson


The Vibrant Shimmer
Barry Barclay

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 1998
Stewart Birth

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1998
David A Chappell, Alumita Durutalo, Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, Terence Wesley-Smith


Islands on the Internet
Michael R Ogden

Book Reviews

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, volume 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands, edited by Adrienne L Kaeppler and J W Love
Reviewed by Mervyn McLean

Songs of Spirits: An Ethnography of Sounds in a Papua New Guinea Society, by Yoichi Yamada
Reviewed by Denis Crowdy

Voyages: From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs, by Cathy A Small
Reviewed by Susan U Philips

Remaking Micronesia: Discourses over Development in a Pacific Territory, 1944-1982, by David Hanlon
Reviewed by Mac Marshall

Japan’s Aid Diplomacy and the Pacific Islands, by Sandra Tarte
Reviewed by Gerard A Finin

The Ok Tedi Settlement: Issues, Outcomes and Implications, edited by Glenn Banks and Chris Ballard
Reviewed by David Hyndman

A Vision for Change: A D Patel and the Politics of Fiji, by Brij V Lal
Reviewed by Robert Norton

With Heart and Nerve and Sinew: Post-Coup Writing from Fiji, compiled and edited by Arlene Griffen
Reviewed by Sandra Tawake

Mangrove Man: Dialogics of Culture in the Sepik Estuary, by David Lipset
Reviewed by William E Mitchell

Cultural Dynamics of Religious Change in Oceania, edited by Ton Otto and Ad Borsboom
Reviewed by Joel Robbins

Maternities and Modernities: Colonial and Postcolonial Experiences in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Kalpana Ram and Margaret Jolly
Reviewed by Nancy C Lutkehaus

Times Enmeshed: Gender, Space, and History among the Duna of Papua New Guinea, by Gabriele Stürzenhofecker
Reviewed by Rena Lederman

Media Reviews

Spirits of the Voyage and Sacred Vessels: Navigating Tradition and Identity in Micronesia
Reviewed by James Mellon

Flight of the Albatross
Reviewed by Reina Whaitiri