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  • On the Edge of the Globalby Niko Besnier

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Life in twenty-first century Tonga is rife with uncertainties. Though the postcolonial island kingdom may give the appearance of stability and order, there is a malaise that pervades everyday life, a disquiet rooted in the feeling that the twin forces of "progress" and "development"?and the seemingly inevitable wealth distribution that follows from... more...

  • Persistence of the Giftby Mike Evans

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Tonga, the South Pacific island kingdom located east of Fiji and south of Samoa, is one of the world's few remaining constitutional monarchies. Although Tonga has long been linked to the world system through markets and political relationships, in the last few decades emerging regional and global structures have had particularly intense and transformative... more...

  • Representing the South Pacificby Rod Edmond

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00

    Examines representations of the South Pacific by explorers, missionaries, travellers, writers, and artists, 1767?1914. more...

  • The Rights of My Peopleby Neil Thomas Proto

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 33.95

    There were two battles for Hawaii?s sovereignty led by Queen Liliuokalani. This book, The Rights of My People, revisits these battles ? the 1893 coup d?etat and the annexation in 1898 ? from a new perspective, against the backdrop of the harsh remnants of the Civil War, the missionary?s disquieting view of race, and the emerging role of Hawaiian women.... more...

  • Savage Harvestby Carl Hoffman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story. Despite exhaustive searches, no trace of Rockefeller was ever found. Soon after his disappearance, rumors... more...

  • The State and Indigenous Movementsby Keri E. Iyall Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95

    Using the comparative historical method, this book looks at the experience of indigenous peoples, specifically the Native Hawaiians, showing how a nation can express culture and citizenship while seeking ways to attain greater sovereignty over territory, culture, and politics. more...

  • Stealing People's Namesby Simon J. Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 47.00

    In this intriguing study, Simon Harrison analyses the significance of names in the context of Avatip ritual, cosmology and concepts of the person. more...

  • Adventure Guide to Hawaiiby John Penisten

    Hunter Publishing 1999; US$ 15.00

    A comprehensive guide to the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu by a long-time Hawaii resident. Smaller less-visited islands are also included. Along with the basics ? getting there, on-island transportation, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing ? you'll find plenty of outdoor fun. The best diving and snorkeling spots, the most scenic... more...

  • Ancient Hawaiian Civilizationby e. s. Craighill Handy

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 3.95

    Ancient Hawaiian Civilization takes us back to Hawaii's " stone age," when there wasn't an alphabet, numbering system, or other civilized distinctions as we know them. Still rules of living, modes, and customs permitted large numbers of people to live healthfully and happily throughout the islands. This fascinating history of Hawaii is " must"... more...

  • An Anthropological Journey into Well-Beingby Melania Calestani

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 49.95

    This volume is a unique contribution to the exploration of a new perspective in the study of well-being, which tries to overcome the quantification bias by creating an account of ?the good life? in a specific place. Rather than numbers, this research focuses on local narratives, emphasising the urgent need to include a wider range of methodological... more...