Publications from UH Press

Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom by David Akin provides a sophisticated reading of Pacific Islander interactions with and responses to foreign influences and colonialism, while focusing on Malaita in Solomon Islands, more specifically on the Maasina Rule Movement. 2013, 552 pages. ISBN 978-0-8248-3814-0, cloth, US $59.00.

Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants’ Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003 by Matthew G Allen offers new perspectives on the violence and unrest that gripped Solomon Islands during a period known as the Ethnic Tension. Allen draws from in-depth interviews and documents associated with the “Tension Trials” to present the voices of the men who joined the rival militant groups against the backdrop of the socioeconomic and cultural history of Solomon Islands. 2013, 264 pages, ISBN 978-0-8248-3854-6, cloth, US$55.00.
Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 11.11.39 AMI Ulu I Ka ʻĀina: Land edited by Jonathan Osorio (CPIS affiliate faculty), the second publication in the Hawaiʻinuiākea series, articulates the critical needs that call Kānaka back to the ʻāina (land) through essays, poetry, and visual arts. This collection addresses alienation of ʻāina from Kanaka over the 19th and 20th centuries and the consequential harm that has been done physically, emotionally, and spiritually by that separation. Contributors include Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa (CPIS MA, 1982 and CPIS affiliate faculty), Carlos Andrade, Kamana Beamer, April Drexel, Dana Nāone Hall, Neil Hannahs, Lia O’Neill Keawe, Kaiwipuni Lipe, Jamaica Osorio, Noʻeau Peralto, and Kekailoa Perry. 2013, 115 pages, ISBN 978-0-8248-3977-2, paper, US$16.00.
The Kanak Awakening: The Rise of Nationalism in New Caledonia by David A Chappell traces French presence in New Caledonia from the establishment of a port of call and convict colony in 1853 through the 1980s Kanak revolt to the current quest for nationhood. Chappell highlights the need for consensus with immigrant communities if Kanak and settlers can achieve a “common destiny.” 2013, 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-8248-3818-8, cloth, US$60.00.
Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison’s Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti, edited by Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas, presents a narrative of the mutiny on the Bounty by one of the participants, the boatswain’s mate James Morrison He tells the story of the mounting tensions over the course of the voyage out to Tahiti, the fascinating encounter with Polynesian culture there, and the shocking drama of the event itself. Morrison was not a professional scientist but a keen observer of Islander culture and social relations, both on Tubuai in the Austral Islands and on Tahiti itself. 2013, 266 pages, ISBN 978-0-8248-3694-8, cloth, US$42.00.
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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.