Category Archives: Publications

Pacific-related publications (including multimedia material)

Dissertations on PNG highlands online

by Kathy Creely, Melanesian Studies Resource Centre (and Archive), UCSD Library. The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Library has recently completed a project to digitize and provide online access to fifty-two dissertations and theses which document anthropological (and related) research … Continue reading

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Selling the Sea, Fishing for Power A study of conflict over marine tenure in Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia

Dedi Supriadi Adhuri’s new book, Selling the Sea, Fishing for Power A study of conflict over marine tenure in Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia (Asia Pacific Environment Monograph number 8), is now available through ANU Epress in  PDF   View Online   ePub   mobile and print copy … Continue reading

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Ancestors of the Lake wins Prix International du Livre d’Art Tribal 2013

Ancestors of the Lake: Art of Lake Sentani and Humboldt Bay, New Guinea has just been awarded the 2013 Prix International du Livre d’Art Tribal (International Tribal Art Book Prize). The judges described the book as “… a stunning look … Continue reading

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Islands of Love, Islands of Risk

“According to research conducted in PNG’s Trobriand Islands, ‘sex-positive’ cultures like the Trobriands could help rethink HIV prevention strategies.  And it all comes down to sex; or at least the way it is perceived and practiced on the remote islands.” Read … Continue reading

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Christian Politics in Oceania

An overview of this new release from Berghahn Books by its editors, Matt Tomlinson and Debra McDougall. * As anthropologists who have worked in the Pacific Islands since the 1990s, we both felt that most political analyses of the region … Continue reading

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Transition of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI)

SSGM Discussion Paper 2012/10 by Nicholas Coppel, Special Coordinator to RAMSI, is now available. “RAMSI… is not the ideal means for assisting the Solomon Islands Government address the full range of development challenges facing the country: it is a short-term intervention, while … Continue reading

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A Guide to 1,000 Foraminifera from Southwestern Pacific, New Caledonia (by Jean-Pierre Debenay)

“With about 10,000 species living in salted and brackish waters, foraminifera constitute the most diverse group of shelled microorganisms in modern oceans, and substantially contribute to biodiversity. Abundant and sensitive to environmental conditions, they constitute one of the most valuable … Continue reading

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UQ ePress new Pacific titles

Prof. Clive Moore (UQ) and Prof. Brij Lal (ANU) have been working to establish a Pacific series in the UQ ePress. The first publications in this series contain two new titles (the first in this list) and the reissue of … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea – Country gender assessment for the period 2011-2012

A new report from the World Bank. PNG Country gender assessment 2011-2012 online. Abstract: “Papua New Guinea (PNG) became independent in 1976 as a constitutional parliamentary democracy. The country has four regions (Highlands, Islands, Momase and Southern) and 21 provinces … Continue reading

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ADB Pacific Economic Monitor (December 2012)

“The December 2012 edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor examines the fiscal position of ADB’s Pacific developing member countries and their budget plans for 2013. Special articles included in this issue focus on economic management and growth prospects in smaller … Continue reading

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Pipe Dreams: The PNG LNG Project and the Future Hopes of a Nation

This new investigative report by Jubilee Australia considers the “circumstances, events and impacts associated with Exxon Mobil’s US $19 billion gas project in Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands…” This Report “argues that, contrary to the official discourse, there are serious … Continue reading

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Taking the High Ground (Terra Australis 37): The archaeology of Rapa, a fortified island in remote East Polynesia

Edited by Atholl Anderson and Douglas J. Kennett. “This volume brings the remote and little known island of Rapa firmly to the forefront of Polynesian archaeology. Thirteen authors contribute 14 chapters, covering not only the basic archaeology of coastal sites, … Continue reading

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Food security in East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Pacific island countries and territories

Research funded by ACIAR is largely directed towards attaining food security. This report documents the food security issues in three of ACIAR’s focus areas: East Timor, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands. The studies help identify which probl… Continue reading

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Islands of Love, Islands of Risk

[Note: Book launch on 12 December cancelled] Islands of Love, Islands of Risk: Culture and HIV in the Trobriands by Katherine Lepani. “The Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea have been depicted as a place of sexual freedom ever since … Continue reading

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Rausim! Digital Politics in Papua New Guinea

SSGM Discussion Paper 2012/9 by Sarah Logan, PhD candidate, Department of International Relations, SIPS, ANU. “In this discussion paper, Sarah Logan looks at the potential for political change that new information and communication technologies (ICT) bring to PNG. She asks: … Continue reading

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