The Contemporary Pacific 25:1

Issue 25:1 of The Contemporary Pacific includes:
How Can Traditional Knowledge Best Be Regulated? Comparing a Proprietary Rights Approach with a Regulatory Toolbox Approach
               Miranda Forsyth
Looking Good: The Cultural Politics of the Island Dress for Young Women in Vanuatu
                Maggie Cummings
“I Guess They Didn’t Want Us Asking Too Many Questions”: Reading American Empire in Guam
                Valerie Solar Woodward
Pacific Research Protocols from the University of Otago
compiled and edited by Judy Bennett, Mark Brunton, Jenny Bryant-Tokalau, Faafetai Sopoaga, and Gary Witte, with an introduction by Stuart Dawrs
The artists featured on the cover and throughout the issue are part of Jaki-Ed Collective in the Marshall Islands. Terse Timothy, Susan Jieta, Patsy Hermon, and Ashken Binat are expert weavers involved with a program aimed at reviving the art of jaki-ed and training young weavers at the University of the South Pacific (usp) Marshall Islands. The initiative has resulted in revitalization of jaki-ed as well as contemporary interpretations of the customary techniques.
The issue also contains political reviews for Micronesia and Polynesia and book and media reviews.
The Contemporary Pacific (from volume 12 [2000]–present) is available to members of subscribing institutions via the Project MUSE database of journals in the humanities and social sciences. Back issues of the journal are freely available via UH’s ScholarSpace digital institutional archives.
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The Center for Pacific Islands Studies, in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies, is both an academic department and a larger home for initiatives that bring together people and resources to promote an understanding of the Pacific Islands and issues of concern to Pacific Islanders.