A special issue of Ethos(42:3) is titled Senses of Space: Multiple Models of Spatial Cognition in Oceania and Indonesia, guest edited by Richard Feinberg and Alexander Mawyer. Articles include “Senses of Space: Multiplying Models of Spacial Cognition in Oceania,” by Richard Feinberg and Alexander Mawyer; “Space and Culture: Giving Directions in Tonga,” by Giovanni Bennardo; “Oriented and Disoriented Space in the Gambier, French Polynesia,” by Alexander Mawyer; “Multiple Models of Space and Movement on Taumako, a Polynesia Island in the Southeastern Solomons,” by Richard Feinberg; “Complementarity of Cognitive and Experiential Ways of Knowing the Ocean in Marshallese Navigation,” by Joseph Genz; “Shared Space, Conflicting Perceptions, and the Degradation of an Indonesian Fishery,” by Gene Ammarell; and “A View from the Islands: Spatial Cognition in the Western Pacific,” by Bradd Shore.
The Journal of Pacific History (49:2) includes “‘We visit the colo towns…when is it safe to go’: Indigenous Adoption of Methodist Christianity in the Wainibuka and Wainimala Valleys, Fiji, in the 1870s,” by Christine Weir; “Harry Holland’s ‘Samoan Complex,’” by Nicholas Hoare; “Aborigines, Islanders and Hula Girls in Great Barrier Reef Tourism,” by Celmara Pocock; “Beyond the Treaty of Waitangi: Māori Tribal Aspirations in an Era of Reform, 1984–2014,” by Michael Belgrave; and “Norman H Hardy: Book Illustrator and Artist” by Max Quanchi.
Oceania (84:2) includes “Circulating Stories: East Timorese in Australia and Questions of Post-Independence Identity,” by Hedda Haugen Askland; “Lulik: Taboo, Animism, or Transgressive Sacred? An Exploration of Identity, Morality, and Power in Timor-Leste,” by Judith Bovensiepen; “Christian Marriage, Money Scams, and Melanesian Social Imaginaries,” by John Cox and Martha Macintyre; “Making and Breaking the Aboriginal Remote: Realities, Languages, Tomorrows (A Commentary),” by Gerald M Sider; “Naming, Mnemonics, and the Poetics of Knowing in Vula’a Oral Traditions,” by Deborah Van Heekeren; and “Great Ancestral Women: Sexuality, Gendered Mobility, and HIV among the Bamu and Gogodala of Papua New Guinea,” by Michael Wood and Alison Dundon.
The latest issue of The Contemporary Pacific (26:1) features art works by Visesio Poasi Siasau. Articles include:
“Climate-change Migration in the Pacific” by John R Campbell
“In Their Own Voices: Contemporary Native Hawaiian and Archaeological Narratives about Hawaiian Archaeology” by Kathleen Kawelu
“Is Genetic Labeling of “Risk” Related to Obesity Contributing to Resistance and Fatalism in Polynesian Communities?” by Lena Rodriguez and James Rimumutu George
“Oceanic Historicities” by Chris Ballard
“Being ‘Nesian’: Pacific Islander Identity in Australia” by Kirsten McGavin
This issue also includes a resource section on archiving Pacific websites by Eleanor Kleiber, political reviews of Micronesia and Polynesia, as well as book and media reviews. For more information, see the website http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/t-the-contemporary-pacific.aspx The Contemporary Pacific can be accessed electronically through Project MUSE at muse.jhu.edu/
Asia Inquiry: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (4:1, 2013), edited by Nicholas J. Goetzfridt, explores these themes: “Pacific Histories, Historiography, and Issues,” “Contemporary Traditions and Issues,” and “Japan and Okinawa: Issues of Militarism, Law, and Translation” in articles by David Atienza, Stephen C Murray, Sharleen J Q Santos-Bamba, Holger Droessler, Nicholas J Goetzfridt, Todd Ames, Joanna Caasi Macaraeg and Seyda Türk Smith, Megumi Chibana, Debito Arudou, and Kieran Robert Maynard. Available at www.uog.edu/pai.
A special issue of Culture, Theory and Critique (54:3, 2013) “The Newness of New Media” edited by Ilana Gershon and Joshua Bell, explores how the “newness” of new media is experienced by people outside of the Global North, ranging from how communities have and are responding to the introduction of writing to the introduction of mobile phones and social networking sites. Includes “Text Messaging in Tok Pisin” by Courtney Handman; “Tricks, Lies, and Mobile Phones: ‘Phone Friend’ Stories in Papua New Guinea” by Barbara Anderson; and “Mobail: Moral Ambivalence and the Domestication of Mobile Telephones in Peri-Urban Papua New Guinea” by David Lipset.
The latest issue of Journal de la société des Océanistes (136-137) includes articles exploring the intangible part of material culture (in French) by Serge Tcherkézoff, Fanny Wonu Veys, Emmanuel Kasarhérou, and others.
The recent issue of The Journal of Pacific History (48:3, 2013) includes articles on the published letters of Agnes C P Watt and Melanesian personhood by Lamont Lindstrom and the experiences of young women from the Cook Islands employed as “house girls” in New Zealand during World War II by Rosemary Anderson. It also includes “New Developments in the International Relations of the Pacific Islands” by Stewart Firth and other contributions by Karina Guthrie, Rachel Hendery, and Judith A Bennett.
Micronesian Educator (17:1, 2013) includes “Perceptions of Emotional Intelligence of Administrators at a Pacific Island Community College” by Michelle Santos and Clare Camacho as well as articles by Yuki Eda, Yukiko Inoue-Smith, and a coauthored piece by Tomoko Asachi, Ma Teresa Lirag and Koji Miura.
A special issue of Pacific-Asian Education (23:2, 2013) focuses on the theme “Inside and Around the Pacific.” The issue includes articles exploring education in Sāmoa, Tonga, Fiji, and the Cook Islands. Each of the twelve articles explores, to some degree, relationships, interactions and connectedness between Pacific communities across the Oceanic “space.” Available at http://www.education.auckland.ac.nz/webdav/site/education/shared/about/schools/crstie/docs/2012/PAE_23__2__final_11.pdf
The journal Pacific Studies (published by Brigham Young University–Hawai‘i) now has back issues freely available online up to the first issue of 2012 (vol. 35, no. 1/2): https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.php/PacificStudies/issue/archive.