Latest Two PIMS Books Launched

On 6 March 2014, the latest two volumes in the Pacific Islands Monograph Series (PIMS) were launched during a gathering in the offices of the Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center. To celebrate the new publications, PIMS Editor Tarcisius Kabutaulaka and Managing Editor Jan Rensel arranged a forum with presentations by authors David Akin (University of Michigan; author of Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom) and David Chappell (UH Mānoa; author of The Kanak Awakening: The Syncretic Anticolonialism of New Caledonia’s Red Scarves) on anticolonial resistance in Melanesia. David Hanlon of the UHM Department of History introduced David Chappell, and Geoffrey White of the UHM Department of Anthropology introduced David Akin. Carol Abe represented the University of Hawai‘i Press, which copublished the books with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies in late 2013. Warm thanks to all the cosponsors of the event as well as to all the volunteers who set up the reception and book sales tables afterwards.

 

PIMS Managing Editor Jan Rensel (far left) and PIMS Editor Tarcisius Kabutaulaka (second from right) join authors David Akin and David Chappell at the launch. Photo by Alan Howard.

PIMS Managing Editor Jan Rensel (far left) and PIMS Editor Tarcisius Kabutaulaka (second from right) join authors David Akin and David Chappell at the launch. Photo by Alan Howard.