Spring 9(1)


Kathleen Barlow and Steven Winduo

Forest Exploitation in Papua New Guinea
Simon Saulei

The Struggle for Control of Solomon Island Forests
Ian Frazer

Changing Forestry Regimes in Vanuatu: Is Sustainable Management Possible?
Ralph Regenvanu, Stephen W Wyatt, and Luca Tacconi

Regional Dynamics and Conservation in Papua New Guinea: The Lakekamu River Basin Project
Stuart Kirsch

Incremental Agroforestry: Enriching Pacific Landscapes
William C Clarke and Randolph R Thaman


Regulating the Forest Industry in Papua New Guinea: An Interview with Brian D Brunton
Brian D Brunton and Kathleen Barlow

Solomon Island Nongovernment Organizations: Major Environmental Actors
John Roughan


Logging the Southwestern Pacific: Bibliographic Review Essay
Jamon Halvaksz and Elizabeth Hochberg

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 1995 to 30 June 1996
Jim Hess, Samuel F McPhetres, Donald R Shuster, Michael Skully

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 1995 to 30 June 1996
Marjorie Tuainekore Crocombe, Ron Crocombe, Kerry James, Stephen Levine, Margaret Mutu, Karin Von Strokirch, Michael Zdanovich

Book Reviews

Prophets of Agroforestry: Guarani Communities and Commercial Gathering, by Richard K Reed
Reviewed by Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez

In Place of the Forest: Environmental and Socio-Economic Transformation in Borneo and the Eastern Malay Peninsula, by Harold Brookfield, Lesley Potter, and Yvonne Byron
Reviewed by Christine Padoch

The Tree and the Canoe: History and Ethnogeography of Tanna, by Joël Bonnemaison. Translated and adapted by Josée Pénot-Demetry
Reviewed by Brian Murton

To Remember the Faces of the Dead: The Plenitude of Memory in Southwestern New Britain, by Thomas Maschio
Reviewed by Robert J Foster

Neither Cargo nor Cult: Ritual Politics and the Colonial Imagination in Fiji, by Martha Kaplan
Reviewed by Eugene Ogan

Strangers in Their Own Land: A Century of Colonial Rule in the Caroline and Marshall Islands, by Francis X Hezel, SJ
Reviewed by Lin Poyer

Destiny’s Landfall: A History of Guam, by Robert F Rogers
Reviewed by Anne Perez Hattori

Die Grosse Insel: Südpazifische Lebensgeschichten. Autobiographische Berichte aus dem südöstlichen Salomon-Archipel seit 1914, by Doris Byer
Reviewed by Rainer Buschmann

Woven Gods: Female Clowns and Power in Rotuma, by Vilsoni Hereniko
Reviewed by William E Mitchell

The Samoa Islands: An Outline of a Monograph with Particular Consideration of German Samoa, volume 2: Material Culture, by Augustine Kramer
Reviewed by Malama Meleisea

Indigenous Literature of Oceania: A Survey of Criticism and Interpretation, by Nicholas J Goetzfridt
Reviewed by Arlene Griffen

Pacific 2010: Urbanisation in Polynesia, by John Connell and John P Lea
Reviewed by Jenny Bryant-Tokalau

Sustainable Development or Malignant Growth? Perspectives of Pacific Island Women, edited by ‘Atu Emberson-Bain
Reviewed by Penelope Schoeffel

Speaking to Power: Gender and Politics in the Western Pacific, by Lynn B Wilson
Reviewed by Teresia K Teaiwa 290

After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements, edited by Gyan Prakash
Reviewed by David Hanlon 

Fall 9(2)


Framing the Islands: Knowledge and Power in Changing Australian Images of “the South Pacific”
Greg Fry

Continuity and Constraint: Reconstructing the Concept of Tradition from a Pacific Perspective
James West Turner

The Call of the Kereru: The Question of Customary Use
Sean Weaver


The Right to Misrepresent
Donald Denoon

Empowering Imaginations
Greg Dening

Tradition in the Politics of the Pacific: Interviews with Simione Durutalo and Bishop Patelesio Finau
Tory Twins

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 1996
Karin von Strokirch

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1996
David Ambrose, Chris Ballard, David A Chappell, Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, Sandra Tarte, Terence Wesley-Smith

Book Reviews

Nation Making: Emergent Identities in Postcolonial Melanesia, edited by Robert J Foster
Reviewed by Geoffrey M White

Tradition versus Democracy in the South Pacific: Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa, by Stephanie Lawson
Reviewed by Stephen I Levine

Land, Custom and Practice in the South Pacific, edited by R Gerard Ward and Elizabeth Kingdon
Reviewed by John Overton

The Pacific Island States: Security and Sovereignty in the Post-Cold War World, by Stephen Henningham
Reviewed by John Henderson

Beyond a Mountain Valley: The Simbu of Papua New Guinea, by Paula Brown
Reviewed by Bill Standish

White Australia Defied: Pacific Islander Settlement in North Queensland, by Patricia Mercer
Reviewed by Stephen T Boggs

Leadership and Change in the Western Pacific: Essays Presented to Sir Raymond Firth on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday, edited by Richard Feinberg and Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo
Reviewed by Lamont Lindstrom

They Came for Savages: 100 Years of Tourism in Melanesia, by Ngaire Douglas
Reviewed by Eric Kline Silverman

Spirits in Culture, History, and Mind, edited by Jeannette Marie Mageo and Alan Howard
Reviewed by John Barker

Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia: Mortuary Ritual, Gift Exchange, and Custom in the Tanga Islands, by Robert J Foster
Reviewed by Ton Otto

Altering Imagination, by Subramani
Reviewed by Sandra Tawake

Chroniques Kanak: L’Ethnologie en Marche, by Alban Bensa
Reviewed by David A Chappell

La présence kanak, by Jean-Marie Tjibaou; produced and presented by Alban Bensa and Eric Wittersheim
Reviewed by Eric Waddell