The Contemporary Pacific, vol. 21, no. 2 (2009)

The Contemporary Pacific 21.2 cover imageAbout the Artist: Daniel Waswas, vii

The Pacific Islands, viii


Modernity, Cosmopolitanism, and the Emergence of Middle Classes in Tonga
Niko Besnier, 215


Sustainability of the Kava Trade
Nancy J Pollock, 265

Remembering Greg Dening
edited by David Hanlon, contributions by Ben Finney, Marshall Sahlins, David Hanlon, Vicente M Diaz, Katerina Martina Teaiwa, and Greg Dvorak, 299

political reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2008
Nic Maclellan, 323

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2008
David Chappell, Jon Fraenkel, Solomon Kantha, Roselyn Lenga, 337

book and media reviews

Bridging Our Sea of Islands: French Polynesian Literature within an Oceanic Context, by Kareva Mateata-Allain
Reviewed by Paul Lyons, 384

House-Girls Remember: Domestic Workers in Vanuatu, edited by Margaret Rodman, Daniela Kraemer, Lissant Bolton, and Jean Tarisesei
Reviewed by Margaret Jolly, 386

Une pirogue pour le Paradis: Le culte de John Frum à Tanna (Vanuatu), by Marc Tabani
Reviewed by Carlos Mondragón, 389

The Future of Tokelau: Decolonizing Agendas 1975–2006, by Judith Huntsman with Kelihiano Kalolo
Reviewed by Ingjerd Hoëm, 392

We Fought the Navy and Won: Guam’s Quest for Democracy, by Doloris Coulter Cogan
Reviewed by James Perez Viernes, 394

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands, edited by Sinclair Dinnen and Stewart Firth
Reviewed by Ian Frazer, 397

Nā Kua‘āina: Living Hawaiian Culture, by Davianna Pōmaika‘i McGregor
Reviewed by Phyllis Turnbull, 399

Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report, by Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly M Barker
Reviewed by Miriam Kahn, 401

Morning Comes So Soon [DVD]
Reviewed by Greg Dvorak, 404

Penina Uliuli: Contemporary Challenges in Mental Health for Pacific Peoples, edited by Philip Culbertson, Margaret Nelson Agee, and Cabrini ‘Ofa Makasiale
Reviewed by Francis X Hezel, SJ, 406

Contributors, 411

Index to Volumes 11–20, 415