Spring 5(1)



South Pacific Island Futures: Paradise, Prosperity, or Pauperism?
R. Gerard Ward

Maori Women and the Politics of Tradition: What Roles and Power Did, Do, and Should Maori Women Exercise?
Caroline Ralston

Farms, Suburbs, or Retirement Homes? The Transformation of Village Fiji
John Overton

New Zealand and the South Pacific
Ramesh Thakur


Beyond Hula, Hotels, and Handicrafts: A Pacific Islander’s Perspective of Tourism Development
Konai Helu-Thaman

An Interview with Albert Wendt

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 1901 to 30 June 1992
Giff Johnson, Samuel F. McPhetres, Julie Olsson, Donald R. Shuster, Roniti Teiwaki

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 1991 to 30 June 1992
Marjorie Crocombe, Ron Crocombe, Kerry James, Bill LeGalley, Stephen Levine, François Sodter, Ranginui J. Walker

Book Reviews

The Façade of Democracy: Fijian Struggles for Political Control, 1830-1987, by Asesela Ravuvu
Fiji: Race and Politics in an Island State, by Michael C. Howard
The Failure of Democratic Politics in Fiji, by Stephanie Lawson
Reviewed by Brij V. Lal

Pacific Island Languages: Essays in Honour of G. B. Milner, edited by Jeremy H. C. S. Davidson
Reviewed by Roger C. Green

Big Men and Great Men: Personifications of Power in Melanesia, edited by Maurice Godelier and Marilyn Strathern
Reviewed by Robert J. Foster

Stealing People’s Names: History and Politics in a Sepik River Cosmology, by Simon J. Harrison
Reviewed by Eric Kline Silverman

Knowledge and Power in a South Pacific Society, by Lamont Lindstrom
Reviewed by Cluny Macpherson

Clio in Oceania: Toward a Historical Anthropology, edited by Aletta Biersack
Reviewed by Kerry James

Samoan Medical Belief and Practice, by Cluny Macpherson and La‘avasa Macpherson
Reviewed by Lamont Lindstrom

Culture and Anomie: Ethnographic Imagination in the Nineteenth Century, by Christopher Herbert
Reviewed by Andrew Arno

A Naturalist in New Guinea, by Bruce M. Beehler
Reviewed by John L. Culliney

The Fragile South Pacific: An Ecological Odyssey, by Andrew Mitchell
Reviewed by Mark Merlin

Public Administration and Management in Small States: Pacific Experiences, edited by Yash Ghai
Reviewed by Michael P. Hamnett

Aid and Development in the South Pacific, by Peter Bauer, Savenaca Siwatibau, and Wolfgang Kasper
Reviewed by Michael Zdanovich

The South Pacific: Problems, Issues and Prospects, edited by Ramesh Thakur
Reviewed by Ron Crocombe

The Pacific Islands: Politics, Economics and International Relations, by Te‘o I. J. Fairbairn, Charles E. Morrison, Richard W. Baker, and Sheree A. Groves
Reviewed by Max Quanchi

South Pacific Security: Issues and Perspectives, edited by Stephen Henningham and Desmond Ball
Reviewed by Michael Hamel-Green

The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia, by P. F. Kluge
Reviewed by Robert C. Kiste

Fall 5(2)


Cutting the Ground from under Them? Commercialization, Cultivation, and Conservation in Tonga
Kerry James

A Critique of “Place” through Field Museum’s Pacific Exhibits
Margaret Critchlow Rodman

Chiefs and Indians: Elections and Politics in Contemporary Fiji
Brij V. Lal

Protected States: The Political Status of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Edward J. Michal

Television and Dependency: A Case Study of Policy Making in Fiji and Papua New Guinea
Julianne Stewart, Bruce Horsfield, and Peter G. Cook


Higher Education in the South Pacific: A Political Economy
Geoffrey Gaston

Unhappy in the Isles of Oceania
Thomas Barber

Robert E. Gibson, Educator and Advocate of Justice
Karen M. Peacock

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 1992
Greg Fry

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1992
Stephen Henningham, Brij V. Lal, François Sodter, Michael Wate, Terence Wesley-Smith


Indexing the Islands: Creating a Pacific Periodical Database
Karen M. Peacock

Book Reviews

On the Margins of History: From the Punjab to Fiji, by Oskar Spate
Reviewed by William
C. Clarke

In the Midst of Life: Affect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai, by A. L. Epstein
Reviewed by Karl G. Heider

Like People You See in a Dream: First Contact in Six Papuan Societies, edited by Edward L. Schieffelin and Robert Crittenden
Explorations into Highland New Guinea, 1930-1935, by Michael J. Leahy
Reviewed by Andrew Strathern

Two Worlds: First Meetings between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772, by Anne Salmond
Reviewed by Danny Keenan

Identity through History: Living Stories in a Solomon Islands Society, by Geoffrey M. White
Reviewed by Deborah Gewertz

A Politics of Virtue: Hinduism, Sexuality, and Countercolonial Discourse in Fiji, by John D. Kelly
Reviewed by Robert Norton

Entangled Objects: Exchange, Material Culture, and Colonialism in the Pacific, by Nicholas Thomas
Reviewed by Martha Kaplan

Samoan Planters: Tradition and Economic Development in Polynesia, by J. Tim O’Meara
Reviewed by Jocelyn Linnekin

Ola, by Albert Wendt
Reviewed by Diane Aoki

Christianity in Oceania: Ethnographic Perspectives, edited by John Barker
Reviewed by James Boutilier

Sepik Heritage: Tradition and Change in Papua New Guinea, edited by Nancy Lutkehaus, Christian Kaufmann, William E. Mitchell, Douglas Newton, Lita Osmundsen, and Meinhard Schuster
Reviewed by Karen Prison

The Mundugumor: From the Field Notes of Margaret Mead and Reo Fortune, by Nancy McDowell
Reviewed by David M. Lipset

Decentralization in a Developing Country: The Experience of Papua New Guinea and Its Health Service, edited by Jane A. Thomason, William C. Newbrander, and Riita-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken
Reviewed by Robert S. Desowitz

Micronesia: Decolonisation and US Military Interests in the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, by Gary Smith
Reviewed by Glenn Alcalay

France, Oceania and Australia: Past and Present, edited by Robert Aldrich
France in the Pacific: Past, Present, and Future, edited by Deryck Scarr

Reviewed by Alan Ward

France and the South Pacific: A Contemporary History, by Stephen Henningham
Reviewed by Eric Waddell

Silent Warriors, by Anirudh Singh
Reviewed by John O’Carroll