Spring 6(1)


Clowning as Political Commentary: Polynesia, Then and Now
Vilsoni Hereniko

Simply Chamorro: Telling Tales of Demise and Survival in Guam
Vicente M. Diaz

Highly Structured Tourist Art: Form and Meaning of the Polynesian Cultural Center
Terry D. Webb

bikinis and other s/pacific n/oceans
Teresia K. Teaiwa

“In Order to Win Their Friendship”: Renegotiating First Contact
Klaus Neumann


Our Sea of Islands
Epeli Hau‘ofa

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 1992 to 30 June 1993
Leland Bettis, Ketson Johnson, Samuel F. McPhetres, Donald R. Shuster, Roniti Teiwaki

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 1992 to 30 June 1993
Kerry James, Bill LeGalley, Stephen Levine, Moshe Rapaport, François Sodter, Haunani-Kay Trask, A. Morgan Tuimaleali‘ifano, Ranginui J. Walker


Hawaiian Sovereignty
Chieko Tachihata

Book Reviews

Anahulu: The Anthropology of History in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i
Review Forum by Greg Dening, Lilikalā Kame‘eleihiwa, and Atholl Anderson, with a Response by Patrick
V. Kirch and Marshall Sahlins

History and Tradition in Melanesian Anthropology, edited by James G. Carrier
Reviewed by Eugene Ogan

Twisted Histories, Altered Contexts: Representing the Chambri in a World System, by Deborah B. Gewertz and Frederick K. Errington
Reviewed by Nancy McDowell

Not the Way It Really Was: Constructing the Tolai Past, by Klaus Neumann
Reviewed by Phyllis S. Herda

Native Land and Foreign Desires: Pehea Lā E Pono Ai? by Lilikalā Kame‘eleihiwa
Reviewed by Jonathan Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio

Confronting the Margaret Mead Legacy: Scholarship, Empire, and the South Pacific, edited by Lenora Foerstel and Angela Gilliam
Reviewed by Terence E. Hays

The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific, by Gananath Obeyesekere
Reviewed by Richard J. Parmentier

Beyond the Politics of Race: An Alternative History of Fiji to 1992, by William Sutherland
Reviewed by Robert Norton

Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving, by Annette B. Weiner
Reviewed by Kerry James

Social Change in the Pacific Islands, edited by Albert B. Robillard
Reviewed by Michael C. Howard

The Northeast Passage: A Study of Pacific Islander Migration to American Samoa and the United States, by Dennis Ahlburg and Michael J. Levin
Remittances and Their Impact: A Study of Tonga and Western Samoa, by Dennis A. Ahlburg
Reviewed by Robert W. Franco

Tahiti: Strategie pour l’après-nucléaire, by Bernard Poirine
Reviewed by Ben Finney

Nauru: Environmental Damage under International Trusteeship, by Christopher Weeramantry
Reviewed by Barrie Macdonald

From Sea to Space, by Ben Finney
Reviewed by Donald H. Rubinstein

Island Boy: An Autobiography, by Tom Davis, Pa Tuterangi Ariki
Reviewed by Stuart Inder

Fall 6(2)


Cities of Parts, Cities Apart? Changing Places in Modern Melanesia
John Connell and John Lea

The New Tribe: Conflicts and Continuities in the Social Organization of Urban Maori
Roger C. A. Maaka

The Federated States of Micronesia’s 1990 Constitutional Convention: Calm before the Storm?
Glenn Petersen

Royal Backbone and Body Politic: Aristocratic Titles and Cook Islands Nationalism since Self-Government
Jeffrey Sissons


In Whose Face? An Essay on the Work of Alan Duff
Christina A. Thompson

Thy Kingdom Come
Epeli Hau‘ofa

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 1993
Stephen Henningham

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1993
John Moffat Fugui, Stephen Henningham, Brij V. Lal, François Sodter, Michael Wate, Terence Wesley-Smith

Book Reviews

Pacific Islands History: Journeys and Transformations, edited by Brij V. Lal
Reviewed by Patricia Grimshaw

Footsteps in the Sea: Christianity in Oceania to World War II, by John Garrett
Reviewed by David Wetherell

Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, edited by Terence E. Hays
Reviewed by Chris Ballard

Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village by Karen J. Brison
Reviewed by Andrew Arno

Between Culture and Fantasy: A New Guinea Highlands
by Gillian Gillison

Reviewed by Stephen C. Leavitt

Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction: Socialization, Self, and Syncretism in a Papua New Guinean Village, by Don Kulick
Reviewed by Suzanne Romaine

Diplomas and Thatch Houses: Asserting Tradition in a Changing Micronesia, by Juliana Flinn
Reviewed by Suzanne Falgout

Culture and Democracy in the South Pacific, edited by Ron Crocombe, Uentabo Neemia, Asesela Ravuvu, and Werner vom Busch
Reviewed by Jocelyn Linnekin

The Political Economy of Small Tropical Islands: The Importance of Being Small, edited by Helen M. Hintjens and Malyn D. D. Newitt
Reviewed by William
C. Clarke

Development that Works! Lessons from Asia-Pacific, edited by A. Crosbie Walsh
Reviewed by Antony Hooper

The United States and the Pacific Islands, by John C. Dorrance
Reviewed by Stephen Henningham

The South Pacific Foreign Affairs Handbook, by Steve Hoadley
Reviewed by Richard A. Herr