Oceania

A quarterly journal of social and cultural anthropology, oriented toward the peoples of Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and Southeast Asia. Includes peer-reviewed papers resulting from ethnographic research as well as review articles and paper

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 1, September

Daily, Immediate Conflicts: An Analysis of Villagers' Arguments about a Multinational Nickel Mining Project in New Caledonia (1)
INTRODUCTION: LAND, MINING AND POLITICS Old Wapo: The causes of the most serious and most daily, immediate conflicts lie in the unlimited seizure of our lands. (Gope 2001:31) Unquestionably, over the last five centuries and particularly in ...
Reto's Chance: State and Status in an Urban Papua New Guinea Settlement
INTRODUCTION Discussion of the engagement of the state and society in Melanesia has drawn recently on what has been called the 'state-in-society' model developed by Joel Migdal (Migdal, Kohli & Shue 1994). Constituent themes of the model...
Selling Is Poverty, Buying a Shame: Representations of Work, Effective Leadership and Market Failures on Wallis
In a research proposal on work and its representations, Maurice Godelier reminds us that words such as 'work', 'to work' and 'workers' have different meanings in different historical periods and cultures. The ancient Greeks, for example, did not...
The Politics of Incorporation: Masculinity, Spatiality and Modernity among the Ngaing of Papua New Guinea
INTRODUCTION The growing realization that global forces play a basic role in shaping the local cultures of Melanesia has brought movement into the anthropological study of a region long dominated, in the discipline's canon, by static representations...