Book Reviews

  • 2019. Review of "Dynamics of Difference in Australia: Indigenous Past and Present in a Settler Country" by Francesca Merlan, Pacific Affairs, 92 (4), 819-821
  • 2017a. "Outcasts of the Gods?  The Struggle over Slavery in Maori New Zealand" by Hazel Petrie, Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, 5(1): 85-6
  • 2017b. "Anthropology and Development: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century" by Katy Gardner and David Lewis, Sociologus, 67(2): 223-5
  • 2017c. "Weaving Intellectual Property Policy in Small Island Developing States" by Miranda Forsyth and Sue Farran, Pacific Affairs, 90(4), 877-80
  • 2015. "Pacific Identities and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Perspectives" edited by Margaret Nelson Agee, Tracey McIntosh, Philip Culbertson and Cabrini 'Ofa Makasiale, Pacific Affairs, 88(2): 377-9
  • 2014a. "Maori and Social Issues" edited by Tracey McIntosh and Malcolm Mulholland, Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, 2(1): 92-3
  • 2014b. "Treasured Possessions: Indigenous Interventions into Cultural and Intellectual Property" by Haidy Geismar, Journal of Pacific History, 49(2): 249-51
  • 2012a. "Indigenous Identity and Resistance: Researching the Diversity of Knowledge" edited by B. Hokowhitu et al., Pacific Affairs 85(1): 237-9
  • 2012b. "Making Our Place: Exploring Land-Use Tensions in Aotearoa New Zealand" edited by J. Ruru, J. Stephenson and M. Abbott, Pacific Affairs 85(4): 862-4
  • 2011a. "Hierarchy: Persistence and Transformation in Social Formations" edited by Knut M. Rio and Olaf H. Smedal, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 167(2/3): 354-7
  • 2011b. "New Zealand's Muslims and Multiculturalism" by Erich Kolig, Paideuma, 57: 301-304
  • 2011c. "Raupatu: The Confiscation of Maori Land" edited by Richard Boast and Richard S. Hill, Pacific Affairs, 84(2): 403-5
  • 2010. "The Ngai Tahu Deeds: A Window on New Zealand History" by Harry C. Evison, Bulletin of New Zealand Studies, 2: 285-7
  • 2009. "Exchange and Sacrifice" edited by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 165(2/3): 416-7
  • 2008a. "Coercive Reconciliation: Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia" edited by Jon Altman and Melinda Hinkson, Pacific Affairs, 81(2): 318-9
  • 2008b. "Colonial Discourses: Niupepa Maaori 1855-1863" by Lachy Paterson, Pacific Affairs, 80(4): 703-5
  • 2008c. "Ngā Mōteatea: The Songs; Scattered pieces from Many Canoe Areas" by Apirana T. Ngata and Pei Te Hurinui Jones, Bulletin of New Zealand Studies, 1: 291-5
  • 2007a. "Disputed Histories: Imagining New Zealand's Pasts" edited by Tony Ballantyne and Brian Moloughney, Pacific Affairs, 80(1): 142-4
  • 2007b. "The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation and the Nature of Culture Change" edited by Joel Robbins and Holly Wardlow, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 163(1): 188-90
  • 2006a. "Fracturing Resemblances: Identity and Mimetic Conflict in Melanesia and the West" by Simon Harrison, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 162 (2/3): 377-9
  • 2006b. "Migration Happens: Reasons, Effects and Opportunities of Migration in the South Pacific" edited by Katarina Ferro and Margot Wallner, Oceania Newsletter, No. 44, pp. 7-9
  • 2005. "The Quest for Origins: Who First Discovered and Settled New Zealand and the Pacific Islands?" by K.R. Howe, Pacific Affairs, 77(4): 789-912005b. "Maori Times, Maori Places: Prophetic Histories" by Karen Sinclair, The Contemporary Pacific, 17(2): 468-70
  • 2004. "The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society" by Richard Eves, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 160(2/3): 385-7
  • 2003. "Tangata O Te Moana Nui: The Evolving Identities of Pacific Peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand" edited by Cluny Macpherson, Paul Spoonley and Melani Anae, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 29(3): 582
  • 2002a. "From Primitive to Postcolonial in Melanesia and Anthropology" by Bruce M. Knauft, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 158(2): 343-6
  • 2002b. "Hauptwerke der Ethnologie", edited by Christian F. Feest and Karl-Heinz Kohl, Oceania Newsletter, No. 29, pp. 5-7
  • 2002a. ‘The Indigenization of Modernity', review of "Culture and Sustainable Development in the Pacific" edited by Antony Hooper, International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter, No. 29, p. 39
  • 2001a. "American Anthropology in Micronesia: An Assessment" edited by Robert C. Kiste and Mac Marshall, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 157(2): 428-30
  • 2001b. "The Island Broken in Two Halves: Land and Renewal Movements Among the Maori of New Zealand" by Jean E. Rosenfeld, Journal of Pacific History, 36(1): 133-4
  • 2001c. "Nature, Culture and History: The ‘Knowing' of Oceania" by K.R. Howe, Pacific Affairs, 74(4): 626-7
  • 2001a. "A Political Economy of Neotribal Capitalism" by Elizabeth Rata, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 110(2): 219-21
  • 2000a. "Mind, Materiality and History: Explorations in Fijian Ethnography" by Christina Toren, Focaal, 36: 216-8
  • 2000b. "Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia: Mortuary Ritual, Gift Exchange, and Custom in the Tanga Islands" by Robert J. Foster, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 156(4): 855-7
  • 1999a. "Constructing Collective Identity: A Comparative Analysis of New Zealand Jews, Maori, and Urban Papua New Guineans" by Hal B. Levine, The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 10(3): 390-1
  • 1999b. "The Pacific Way: A Memoir" by the Right Honourable Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Oceania, 69(3): 220-1
  • 1998. "Nga Iwi o Tainui: The Traditional History of the Tainui People/Nga Koorero Tuku Iho a Nga Tupuna" compiled by Pei te Hurinui Jones; translated, edited and annotated by Bruce Biggs, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 107(4): 415-6
  • 1997a. "Ethnicity and Nation-building in the Pacific" edited by Michael C. Howard, Anthropological Forum, VII(4): 718-20
  • 1997a. "Handbook for the Women's Training Workshop for Independent Village Guest House Management" by Angie Dinnas (curriculum), Paula van den Berg (text), Bernice Lehman (drawings) and Marsha Berman (concept & design), Oceania Newsletter, No. 19, pp. 14-15
  • 1996a. "Painted Histories: Early Maori Figurative Painting" by Roger Neich, Pacific Studies, 19(1): 173-8
  • 1996b. "Te Wai Pounamu/The Greenstone Island: A History of the Southern Maori During the European Colonization of New Zealand" by Harry C. Evison, Oceania, 67(1): 73-4
  • 1992a. "Big Men and Great Men; Personifications of Power in Melanesia" edited by Maurice Godelier and Marilyn Strathern, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, 148(1): 172-5
  • 1992b. "Te Manu Tukutuku; A Study of the Maori Kite" by Bob Maysmor, Canberra Anthropology, 15(2): 151-2
  • 1990. "Torres Strait Islanders; Custom and Colonialism" by Jeremy Beckett, Canberra Anthropology, 13(1): 104-5
  • 1989. "Human Resources Development in the Pacific" edited by C. D. Throsby, Canberra Anthropology, 12 (1-2): 205-6
  • 1986. "Counterpoint in Maori Culture" by F. and L. Hanson, Antropologische Verkenningen 5(1): 87-90 (Dutch language)