480 the contemporary pacific • 17:2 (2005) Paciﬁc places are by no means sub- of estrangement, loss, and disorienta- ordinate pieces of the contributors’ tion” (84). These anxieties, echoed academic careers. These scholars throughout the volume, will remind share lengthy histories themselves in Paciﬁc scholars, students, and enthusi- the Paciﬁc, maintaining multigenera- asts that many of the region’s deepest tional contacts with their informants- concerns have historically coalesced cum-friends. Eugene Ogan’s four around issues of place, a critical detail decades of grounding in Bougainville that grounded Bob Kiste’s Paciﬁc and his consequent fertile insights work for more than four decades. testify to the extraordinary value of anne hattori long-term attachments to place. He University of Guam emphasizes that ongoing afﬁliations with place enable scholars to develop *** a deeper understanding of societies, exposing the ways in which they New Guinea: Crossing Boundaries respond to change over time, rather and History, by Clive Moore. Hono- than simply at one moment in time. lulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, Thus long-term relationships with 2003. isbn 0-8248-2485-7; xiv + 274 place allow researchers to transcend pages, ﬁgures, maps, photographs, the restrictive disciplinary boundaries notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, so comfortably entrenched in the us$50.00.
The Contemporary Pacific – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Jul 29, 2005