An image of the cover of TCP 30-1 shows a photograph of a light-colored stone, which is intertwined with and encompasses the pages of a book
An image of the cover for TCP 30-2 shows a photo of a chainlink fence, covered by an opaque material. There is a small hole in the material, and green plants, with small purple flowers, show through the hole

Spring 30(1)


“What Now, Fishgate?” Scandal, Marae Moana, and Nation Making in the Cook Islands
Trevor J Durbin

“Living Other-wise”: The Bushmen Farming Network as an Example of “Alter-native” Counter Practices to Agriculture and Development
Michael Spann

Repackaging Tradition in Tahiti? Mono‘i and Labels of Origin in French Polynesia 
Kate Stevens   


Making Pacific Languages Discoverable: A Project to Catalog the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library Pacific Collection by Indigenous Languages
Eleanor Kleiber, Andrea L Berez-Kroeker, Michael Chopey, Danielle Yarbrough, and Ryan Shelby

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Elizabeth Ua Ceallaigh Bowman, Monica C LaBriola, Clement Yow Mulalap

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Peter Clegg, Lorenz Gonschor, Margaret Mutu, Chris Nobbs, ‘Umi Perkins, Steven Ratuva, Forrest Wade Young

Book and Media Reviews

Moana [feature film] 
Reviewed by Vilsoni Hereniko, Tagi Qolouvaki, J Uluwehi Hopkins, and Candice Elanna Steiner

Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands, by Michelle MacCarthy 
Reviewed by David Lipset

Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s Voyages, Colonial Collecting, and Museum Histories, edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku, and Amiria Salmond
Reviewed by Maggie Wander

The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty, by Aileen Moreton-Robinson
Reviewed by Maile Arvin

Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific: The Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II, edited by Judith Bennett and Angela Wanhalla
Reviewed by Lamont Lindstrom

The Battle over Peleliu: Islander, Japanese, and American Memories of War, by Stephen C Murray
Reviewed by David Hanlon

For a Song, by Rodney Morales
Reviewed by Susan Y Najita

From “Stone Age” to “Real Time”: Exploring Papuan Temporalities, Mobilities and Religiosities, edited by Martin Slama and Jenny Munro
Reviewed by Clare C Cameron

Summer Pops with the Modern Māori Quartet [performance]
Reviewed by Jesi Lujan Bennett

Honolulu Biennial [exhibition]
Reviewed by Jaimey Hamilton Faris

Iep Jaltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter, by Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner
Reviewed by Emelihter Kihleng


Featured Artist: Maika‘i Tubbs

Image shows a photo of an art installation by TCP 30-1 featured artist Maika'i Tubbs. The image is a small circus tent, which has been made out of the folded and cut pages of a book
Next Show in Fifteen Minutes (2008), by Maika‘i Tubbs

Maika‘i Tubbs began making art from recycled trash in New York, where he noticed trash bags piled as tall as him appearing and disappearing daily. Having earned a BFA in painting from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2002, he moved to New York for graduate studies at Parsons School of Design, where he completed an MFA in 2015. Much of his early work includes sculpture and installations with melted and repurposed plastics, whose color and sheen remain in the finished work. More recent installations include rocks made from fusions of beach plastic, cigarette butts, cardboard, plastic shopping bags, Styrofoam, and other trash materials, inspired by “plastiglomerate,” an anthropogenic stone that geologists identify as a by-product of human pollution.

Fall 30(2)


Whose Paradise? Encounter, Exchange, and Exploitation
Kalissa Alexeyeff and Siobhan McDonnell

Beyond Paradise? Retelling Pacific Stories in Disney’s Moana
A Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira with Lealaitagomoa Dionne Fonoti

Polyface in Paradise: Exploring the Politics of Race, Gender, and Place

Kalissa Alexeyeff and Yuki Kihara

Contested Paradise: Dispossession and Repossession in Hawai‘i
Margaret Jolly

Disaster, Divine Judgment, and Original Sin: Christian Interpretations of Tropical Cyclone Winston and Climate Change in Fiji
John Cox, Glen Finau, Romitesh Kant, Jason Titifanue, and Jope Tarai

Selling “Sites of Desire”: Paradise in Reality Television, Tourism, and Real Estate Promotion in Vanuatu
Siobhan McDonnell

Beyond a 3S Approach to Marketing Island Nations? Destination Marketing and Experiences from Timor-Leste
Sara Currie

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2017
Nic Maclellan

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2017
Volker Boege, Mathias Chauchat, Alumita Durutalo, Joseph Daniel Foukona, Budi Hernawan, Michael Leach, James Stiefvater

Book and Media Reviews

The Power of the Steel-Tipped Pen: Reconstructing Native Hawaiian Intellectual History, by Noenoe K Silva
Reviewed by Hi‘ilei Julia Hobart

Archipelagic American Studies, edited by Brian Russell Roberts and Michelle Ann Stephens
Reviewed by Rebecca Hogue

Marking Indigeneity: The Tongan Art of Sociospatial Relations, by Tēvita O Ka‘ili
Reviewed by Maggie Wander

Postcards from Oceania: Port Towns, Portraits and the Picturesque during the Colonial Era, by Max Quanchi and Max Shekleton
Reviewed by Safua Akeli Amaama

Tautai: Sāmoa, World History, and the Life of Ta‘isi O. F. Nelson, by Patricia O’Brien
Reviewed by Brian Alofaituli

Mele Murals [documentary]
Reviewed by David Lipset

Sinuous Objects: Revaluing Women’s Wealth in the Contemporary Pacific, edited by Anna-Karina Hermkens and Katherine Lepani
Reviewed by Marion Cadora

Oceanian Journeys and Sojourns: Home Thoughts Abroad, edited by Judith A Bennett
Reviewed by Amanda Sullivan Lee


Featured Artist: Mariquita "Micki" Davis

Image shows a photographic portrait of TCP 30-1 featured artist Micki Davis. It is a self-taken photo in front of a mirror, which has distorted Micki's face so that she appears to have two sets of eyes. She wears a flower-print shirt with pink, red, and yellow flowers
7:18pm 04/16/2017 (2017), by Micki Davis

Micki Davis is a Chamorro video artist based in Los Angeles who also produces digital books, performances, sculptures, and gallery installations. After being awarded a BFA from the University of Georgia in 2006 and an MFA from the Visual Arts Department at the University of California–San Diego in 2011, she has exhibited and collaborated on projects with artist collectives, museums, and publishers including Dashboard (Atlanta, GA); The Range (Saguache, CO); Oceanside Museum of Art (Oceanside, CA); and There Goes the Neighborhood (San Diego, CA).